LatvianEdit

 Ķīna on Latvian Wikipedia
 
Ķīna (Āzijā)
 
Ķīnas karogs

EtymologyEdit

Via other European languages, ultimately a borrowing from Sanskrit चीन(čīna), via Middle Persian 𐭰𐭩𐭭(čīn, China) (cf. Persian چینی(čīnī, Chinese; porcelain)), made, like most other country names, into a feminine 4th-declension noun. The ultimate source is apparently the name of the Qin (or Ch'in, in the Wade-Giles transcription system) dynasty.

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Proper nounEdit

Ķīna f ‎(4th declension)

  1. China (a country in the Far East region of Asia, with Beijing as its capital)
    Ķīnas karogs‎ ― the flag of China
    Ķīnas Kultūras revolūcija‎ ― the Chinese Cultural Revolution
    Ķīnas Komunistiskā partija‎ ― the Communist Party of China
  2. China (the region in Far East Asia that comprises the People's Republic of China and the Republic of China (Taiwan); also, this region throughout history)
    Ķīnas kultūra‎ ― the culture of China
    Ķīnas teritorija ir šūpulis vienai no vecākajām civilizācijām pasaulē‎ ― the territory of China is the cradle of one of the oldest civilizations in the world

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