Sino-

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See also: sino and sino-

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Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin Sinae ‎(the Chinese), from Arabic اَلصِّين ‎(aṣ-ṣīn, China, the Chinese), from Sanskrit चीन ‎(cina, China)

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  • IPA(key): /ˈsɪnəʊ/, /ˈsaɪnəʊ/

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Sino-

  1. A combining form relating to (the People's Republic of) China or the Chinese.
    In the 1970s, Sino-Soviet rivalry also spread to Africa and the Middle East.
    He's a Sino-Kadazan: half Chinese, half Kadazan.
  2. A combining form relating to Chinese-made goods or business of making them.

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