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EtymologyEdit

Spellings of this term
Katakana アジア
Kanji 亜細亜
Note 亜細亜 – ateji

From Chinese 亞細亞, in turn from Latin Asia. Pronunciation was probably influenced by Dutch Azië.

PronunciationEdit

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アジア (rōmaji Ajia)

  1. Asia

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN
  2. ^ 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN