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.
VARIANT: Nihon
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Riben (Chinese), Japan (Croatian), Japan (Danish), Japan (Dutch), Japan (English), Japon (French), Japan (German), Giappone (Italian), Japan (Norwegian), Japão (Portuguese), Japan (Serbian), Japón (Spanish), Japan (Swedish)