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SHEE-na Dutch

Meaning & History

From Persian چین (Chin), probably derived via Sanskrit चीन (China) from Qin, the name of a dynasty that ruled in China in the 3rd century BC. In China the name Zhongguo is used to refer to the country.
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Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute