Chinese Place Names

Chinese names are used in China and in Chinese communities throughout the world. Note that depending on the Chinese characters used these names can have many other meanings besides those listed here. See also about Chinese names.
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CHAOXIAN   朝鲜   (Country)   Chinese
Chinese form of JOSEON, used in mainland China to refer to Korea.
RIBEN   日本   (Country)   Chinese
Chinese form of NIPPON.
YUENAN   越南   (Country)   Chinese
Chinese form of VIETNAM.
ZHONGGUO   中国   (Country)   Chinese
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.