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a satellite image showing Japan

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EtymologyEdit

From Dutch Japan or Portuguese Japão, from Malay Jepang, from Sinitic 日本, likely from an earlier stage of modern Cantonese reading jat6 bun2 or Min Nan ji̍t-pún (in turn from Middle Chinese nyit-pwón, potentially from older Old Chinese *nit-pˁənʔ but unattested in Old Chinese-era literature). Compare also Mandarin 日本 (Rìběn), Japanese 日本 (Nippon), Korean 일본 (Ilbon), Vietnamese Nhật Bản.

Although the earliest form of “Japan” in Europe was Marco Polo's Cipangu, the first recorded form in English was in a letter dated February 19, 1565 (published 1577), spelt “Giapan”: Of the Ilande of Giapan, by Luís Fróis (a Portuguese Jesuit missionary in Japan), published in Richard Willes, The History of Travayle in the West and East Indies (London 1577), cited in Travel Narratives from the Age of Discovery, by Peter C. Mancall, pp. 156–57.

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Proper nounEdit

Japan (uncountable)

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

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AfrikaansEdit

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

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Japan

  1. Japan

DanishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

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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From Malay Jepang, from Chinese 日本.

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Japan n

  1. Japan

FaroeseEdit

 
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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

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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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Japan

  1. Rōmaji transcription of ジャパン

Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
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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:
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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.

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

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Jàpān m (Cyrillic spelling Ја̀па̄н)

  1. Japan

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SwedishEdit

 
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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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