Place Name ZHONGGUO

TYPE: Country
USAGE: Chinese
OTHER SCRIPTS: 中国 (Chinese)

Meaning & History

Means "middle kingdom", from Chinese (zhōng) meaning "middle" and (guó) meaning "country, state". This is the Chinese name for China. The name originally referred to China's central regions, as opposed to the territory on the fringes.
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Chuugoku (Japanese), Jungguk (Korean)