See also: japan, japán, and Japán

EnglishEdit

 
a satellite image showing Japan

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EtymologyEdit

First attested in English as Giapan in Richard Willes's 1577 The History of Travayle in the West and East Indies (cited in Peter C. Mancall's Travel Narratives from the Age of Discovery, pp. 156–57), translating a 19 February 1565 letter of the Portuguese Jesuit missionary Luís Fróis as "Of the Ilande of Giapan".

Derived from Dutch Japan or Portuguese Japão, from Malay Jepang, from Sinitic 日本, likely from an earlier stage of modern Cantonese 日本 (Jat6-bun2) or Min Nan 日本 (Ji̍t-pún), from Middle Chinese 日本 (Nyit-pwón, Land of the Rising Sun), potentially from Old Chinese 日本 (*Nit-pˁənʔ) but unattested in known sources from that era. Compare also Mandarin 日本 (Rìběn), Japanese 日本 (Nippon, Nihon), Korean 일본 (Ilbon), Vietnamese Nhật Bản.

The earliest form of “Japan” in Europe was Marco Polo's Cipangu, from some form of synonymous Sinitic 日本國 ("nation of Japan").

PronunciationEdit

 
English Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia
 
Wikivoyage has an article on:

Wikivoyage

  • IPA(key): /dʒəˈpæn/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -æn

Proper nounEdit

Japan

  1. An island nation in the Pacific Ocean, located to the east of China, Korea and Russia.
    Synonyms: Jap., Jpn., Land of the Rising Sun, Japonia, Nihon, Nippon, Yamato, State of Japan, Chrysanthemum Nation

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AfrikaansEdit

 
Afrikaans Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia af

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch Japan, from Malay Jepang, from Sinitic 日本.

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Japan

  1. Japan

DanishEdit

 
Danish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia da

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch Japan or Portuguese Japão, from Malay Jepang, from Sinitic 日本.

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Japan

  1. Japan (An island nation in the Pacific Ocean)

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Malay Jepang, from Chinese 日本.

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Japan n

  1. Japan

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FaroeseEdit

 
Faroese Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia fo

EtymologyEdit

From Danish Japan, from Dutch Japan or Portuguese Japão, from Malay Jepang, from Sinitic 日本.

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Japan

  1. (geography) Japan (An island nation in the Pacific Ocean)

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GermanEdit

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From Dutch Japan or Portuguese Japão, from Malay Jepang, from Sinitic 日本.

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Japan n (genitive Japans)

  1. Japan

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IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch Japan or Portuguese Japão, from Malay Jepang, from Sinitic 日本.

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Japan n

  1. Japan
    Ég fer til Japans.
    I'm going to Japan.
    Hvar er Japan staðsett á kortinu?
    Where is Japan located on the map?

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JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

Japan

  1. Rōmaji transcription of ジャパン

Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch Japan or Portuguese Japão, from Malay Jepang, from Sinitic 日本.

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Japan

  1. Japan

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

 
Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch Japan or Portuguese Japão, from Malay Jepang, from Sinitic 日本.

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Japan

  1. Japan

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Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch Japan or Portuguese Japão, from Malay Jepang, from Sinitic 日本.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /jǎpaːn/
  • Hyphenation: Ja‧pan

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Jàpān m (Cyrillic spelling Ја̀па̄н)

  1. Japan

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SwahiliEdit

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Japan

  1. Alternative form of Japani

SwedishEdit

 
Swedish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia sv

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch Japan or Portuguese Japão, from Malay Jepang, from Sinitic 日本.

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Japan n (genitive Japans)

  1. Japan

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