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Type Other
Usage Japanese
Scripts 出雲(Japanese Kanji) いずも(Japanese Hiragana) イズモ(Japanese Katakana)
Pronounced Pron. EE-ZUU-MO, EE-DZUU-MO  [key]

Meaning & History

This is the name of a city in Japan's Shimane Prefecture. Izumo-taisha (出雲大社) (or Izumo Grand Shrine) is located in the city.
This is also the name of Izumo province (sometimes called Unshū - 雲州), an old province that, today, consists of the eastern part of Shimane prefecture.

The place name consists of 出 (shutsu, sui, i.dasu, i.deru,,, -de, meaning "come out, exit, go out, leave, protrude, put out" and 雲 (un, kumo, -gumo, zumo) meaning "cloud."
Added 3/16/2015 by m4yb3_daijirou
Edited 3/9/2020 by Mike C and m4yb3_daijirou