Nippon
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Place Name NIPPON
TYPE: Country
USAGE: Japanese
OTHER SCRIPTS: 日本 (Japanese Kanji)
PRONOUNCED: NYEEP-PON   [details]
Meaning & History
Means "origin of the sun, sunrise", from Sino-Japanese (nichi) meaning "sun" and (hon) meaning "root, origin". This is the Japanese name for Japan.
Related Names
VARIANT: Nihon
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Riben (Chinese), Japan (English), Japan (German), Giappone (Italian), Japão (Portuguese), Japón (Spanish)