sansei

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Japanese 三世

Noun[edit]

sansei (plural sanseis or sansei)

  1. A US- or Canadian-born grandchild of a Japanese immigrant to America.
    • 1978, Gordon Hirabayashi, “Japanese Heritage, Canadian Experience,” in Harold Coward and Leslie S. Kawamura eds., Religion and Ethnicity, Waterloo, Ont.: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, p 66:
      Under these circumstances it may not be unexpected to have the "assimilationist Sansei" protest that he is not a Japanese-Canadian; he is a Canadian, period. None of this hyphenated stuff.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • sansei” in Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Online.

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Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

sansei

  1. Rōmaji transcription of さんせい