Cina

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Cebuano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Short for Eufrocina.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: ci‧na

Noun[edit]

Cina

  1. a nickname for Eufrocina

Indonesian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Through Malay Cina, from a phonetic transcription of Sanskrit चीन (cīna), itself likely deriving from Old Chinese (*dzin, State of Qin, Qin dynasty). Compare Latin Sinae, Ancient Greek Θῖνα (Thîna), Arabic اَلصِّين(aṣ-ṣīn), Chinese 支那, Chinese 震旦, Japanese 支那 (shina) and English China.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈt͡ʃi.na]
  • Hyphenation: Ci‧na

Proper noun[edit]

Cina

  1. (now possibly derogatory) China (the country)
  2. (now possibly derogatory) Chinese (language)
  3. (derogatory, ethnic slur) Chink, Chinaman (Chinese person)

Usage notes[edit]

This word is dropped from Indonesian official government use as the presidential decision was passed and replaced by Tiongkok (China) and Tionghoa (Chinese) due to its racist overtones.[1] This guide is followed by and most Indonesian-language mass media. However, this word is still commonly used, especially if racist overtones intended.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Pencabutan Surat Edaran Presidium Kabinet Ampera Nomor SE-06/PRES.KAB/6/1967, Tanggal 28 Juni 1967. 2014. (Keputusan Presiden Nomor 12 Tahun 2014).

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Italian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Japanese 支那 (Shina), from Middle Chinese 支那 (tsye na), a phonetic transcription of Sanskrit चीन (cīna), itself likely deriving from Old Chinese (*dzin)

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Cina f

  1. China. Official name: Repubblica Popolare Cinese

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Malay[edit]

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Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English China, from Persian چین(čin, Chinese; porcelain), probably from Sanskrit चीन (cīna, a people of south-eastern Tibet).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Cina

  1. China (the country)
  2. Chinese (language)