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.
MENGGU 蒙古 (Country, Political Subdivision & Region) Chinese
Chinese form of MONGOLIA.
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.