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Place Name JAPAN
TYPE: Country
USAGE: English, German
PRONOUNCED: jə-PAN (English), YA-pan (German)   [details]
Meaning & History
From Portuguese Japão, which was derived from a Malay form of Riben, the Chinese reading of NIPPON.
Related Names
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Riben (Chinese), Giappone (Italian), Nihon, Nippon (Japanese), Japão (Portuguese), Japón (Spanish)