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Kanji in this term

Grade: 3

Grade: 2
やま
Grade: 1
けん
Grade: 3
goon kun'yomi kan'on
Alternative spelling
和歌山縣 (kyūjitai)

Etymology

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From 和歌山 (Wakayama) +‎ (-ken, prefecture).

Pronunciation

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  • (Tokyo) かやまけん [wàkáyámáꜜkèǹ] (Nakadaka – [4])[1]
  • IPA(key): [β̞a̠ka̠ja̠ma̠kẽ̞ɴ]

Proper noun

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()()(やま)(けん) (Wakayama-ken

  1. a prefecture in the 近畿 (Kinki) region of Japan facing the Pacific Ocean; its capital city is also 和歌山 (Wakayama)

See also

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References

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  1. ^ NHK Broadcasting Culture Research Institute, editor (1998), NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 [NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary] (in Japanese), Tokyo: NHK Publishing, Inc., →ISBN