Japāna

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Latvian[edit]

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 Japāna on Latvian Wikipedia
Japāna (Āzijā)
Japānas karogs

Etymology[edit]

Via other European languages, ultimately a borrowing from Malay Japan, itself a borrowing from Min Nan 日本 (Ji̍t-pún), literally “sunrise” (the same meaning of Japanese 日本 (Nip-pon)), made, like most other country names, into a feminine 4th-declension noun.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Japāna f (4th declension)

  1. Japan (an island country in the Far East region of Asia, with Tokyo as its capital)
    Japānas karogsthe flag of Japan
    Japānas vēsturethe history of Japan
    Japāna ir unitāra konstitucionāla monarhijaJapan is a unitary constitutional monarchy

Declension[edit]

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