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Japan

Overview

This page has 15 definitions of Japan with English translations in 13 languages. Japan is a proper noun and romanization. Examples of how to use Japan in a sentence are shown. Also define these 27 related words and terms: island, nation, Pacific Ocean, China, Korea, Russia, Jap., Jpn., Land of the Rising Sun, Japonia, Nihon, Nippon, Yamato, State of Japan, Japan, geography, East Asia, Asia, fara, go, hvar, kort, where, map, romaji, ジャパン, and Japani.

See also: japan, japán, and Japán

English

a satellite image showing Japan

Alternative forms

Etymology

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 (MC ȵiɪt̚ puənX, “sun origin”). Compare also modern Mandarin 日本 (Rìběn), Japanese 日本 (Nippon, Nihon), Korean 일본 (日本) (Ilbon), Vietnamese Nhật Bản (日本).

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

Pronunciation

Wikivoyage

Proper noun

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
    • Pacific Ocean definition
      The world's largest body of water, to the east of Asia and Australasia and to the west of the Americas.
    • Land Of The Rising Sun definition
      Japan (a country in Asia)

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Descendants

Translations

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Afrikaans

Etymology

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

Proper noun

Japan

  1. Japan

Danish

Etymology

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

Proper noun

Japan

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

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Dutch

Etymology

From Malay Jepang, from Chinese 日本.

Pronunciation

Proper noun

Japan n

  1. Japan

Derived terms

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Faroese

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

Proper noun

Japan

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

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German

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

Proper noun

Japan n (genitive Japans)

  1. Japan (a country in East Asia)

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Hausa

Etymology

From English Japan.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /(d)ʒà.pân/
    • (Standard Kano Hausa) IPA(key): [d͡ʒə̀.pâŋ]

Proper noun

Jàpân f

  1. Japan (a country in Asia)

Icelandic

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

Proper noun

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?
    • Fara definition
      headlight (on the front of a motor vehicle)
    • Hvar definition
      where
    • Kort definition
      short

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Japanese

Romanization

Japan

  1. Rōmaji transcription of ジャパン

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

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

Proper noun

Japan

  1. Japan

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Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

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

Proper noun

Japan

  1. Japan

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Serbo-Croatian

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

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

Proper noun

Jàpān m (Cyrillic spelling Ја̀па̄н)

  1. Japan

Declension


Swahili

Pronunciation

Proper noun

Japan

  1. Alternative form of Japani
    • Japani definition
      japan (a country in Asia)

Swedish

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

Proper noun

Japan n (genitive Japans)

  1. Japan

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