|simp. and trad.
- Min Nan
|Kanji in this term|
- China (prewar; often considered derogatory in modern speech)
The kanji spelling 支那 was more common historically, and is still encountered with some frequency when this word is used. Modern usage includes シナ in katakana. However, this term as a whole is used less frequently than in the past, due in part to changes in geopolitics.