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TypeCountry
Scripts日本 Japanese Kanji
PronouncedPron.NYEEP-PON
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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.
VariantNihon
Other Languages & CulturesRiben 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
Entry updated August 16, 2017   Contribute