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Borrowed from Japanese ローマ () (rōmaji, literally Roman letters), from ローマ (Rōma, Rome, Roman) +  () (ji).

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romaji (plural romaji)

  1. A representation of Japanese in Latin script.
    The romaji of the word ローマ字 is “rōmaji”.
    • 1977, Anthropology[1], volume 1 page=173:
      The katakana and the hiragana are syllabic forms of writing derived from Chinese characters, while the romaji are the letters used in writing most European languages.
    • 2006, Ralph Fasold, ‎Jeffrey Connor-Linton, An Introduction to Language and Linguistics[2], page 410:
      For example, in Japanese advertisements sexy and my house often appear in romaji, making the underlying concepts of eroticism and private ownership more exotic.
    • 2011, T Okadome, J Nakajima, S Ito, K Kakusho, “An Accessible Coded Input Method for Japanese Extensive Writing”, in Proceedings of the Workshop on Advances in Text Input Methods:
      Today people ordinarily use kana-kanji conversion systems for inputting Japanese text. Because many of them can touch-type the romajis for the kanas, the O-code with kana-kanji conversion is more accessible.

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Borrowed from Japanese ローマ字 (ローマじ, rōmaji, literally roman letters), from ローマ (Rōma, Rome, Roman) + (じ, ji, letter, character).

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romaji m (uncountable)

  1. romaji (romanization of Japanese)

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