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.
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Riben (Chinese), Giappone (Italian), Nihon, Nippon (Japanese), Japão (Portuguese), Japón (Spanish)