Chinese edit

man; person; people mouth; (a measure word, for people, livestock or utensils)
simp. and trad.
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  1. population (people living within a political or geographical boundary)
    城市人口  ―  chéngshì rénkǒu  ―  urban population
    控制人口增長控制人口增长  ―  kòngzhì rénkǒu zēngzhǎng  ―  to control population growth
    人口分佈人口分布  ―  rénkǒu fēnbù  ―  population distribution
    人口密集  ―  rénkǒu mìjí  ―  densely populated
    低端人口  ―  dīduān rénkǒu  ―  low-end population
    常住人口  ―  chángzhù rénkǒu  ―  permanent resident population
  2. number of people in a family
  3. mouths to feed
  4. people (in general contexts)

Usage notes edit

In Chinese, 人口 is used to describe a population of people. To describe a population of species, the term 種群种群 (zhǒngqún) is used instead.

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Kanji in this term
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Noun edit

(じん)(こう) (jinkō

  1. population
    • 1947, 宮本百合子, 道標:
      Shikashi saikin no sūnenkan ni furansu no nōgyō jinkō wa heritsuzukete iru to iu koto datta.
      In recent years, however, the population of French farmers has continued to decrease.

References edit

  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
  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, →ISBN.

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Hanja in this term

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人口 (in-gu) (hangeul 인구)

  1. Hanja form? of 인구 (population).

Vietnamese edit

chữ Hán Nôm in this term

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  1. chữ Hán form of nhân khẩu (population).