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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BEIJING北京(Settlement)Chinese, English
From Chinese (běi) meaning "north" and (jīng) meaning "capital city". This is the name of the capital of China.
CHAOXIAN朝鲜(Country)Chinese
Chinese form of JOSEON, used in mainland China to refer to Korea.
DONGJING东京(Settlement)Chinese
Chinese form of TOKYO.
RIBEN日本(Country)Chinese
Chinese form of NIPPON.
YINDU印度(Country)Chinese
Chinese form of INDIA.
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.
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