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Place Name CHINA
TYPE: Country
PRONOUNCED: CHIE-nə (English), SHEE-na (Dutch)   [details]
Meaning & History
From Persian چین (Chin), probably derived via Sanskrit 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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OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Chine (French), Cina (Italian), Chin (Persian)