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Yamato

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EtymologyEdit

From Japanese 大和 (Yamato), itself of uncertain derivation, but likely related to (yama, mountains).

Proper nounEdit

Yamato

  1. (historical) Ancient Japan.
  2. Any of several towns in Japan; see Wikipedia.
  3. The imperial house which formerly ruled Japan from the province of Yamato; by extension, the dominant native ethnic group in Japan.

TranslationsEdit

NounEdit

Yamato (plural Yamatos)

  1. A member of the Yamato court which formerly ruled Japan; by extension, a member of the dominant native ethnic group of Japan.
    • 2007, S. Wise Bauer, The Story of the World, History for the Classical Child (ISBN 1933339098), page 90:
      When the Guptas were ruling in India and the Tang were ruling in China and the Yamatos were ruling in Japan, no one was ruling in Australia! The people of Australia were nomads.
  2. One of a class of battleships used by the Imperial Japanese Navy during the Second World War.

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RomanizationEdit

Yamato

  1. rōmaji reading of やまと