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Type Settlement
Usage Japanese
Scripts 金沢(Japanese Kanji) かなざわ(Japanese Hiragana)
Pronounced Pron. KA-NA-ZA-WA
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Meaning & History

Means "marsh of gold" in Japanese; derived from a local legend, according to which a peasant who found flakes of gold while digging for potatoes. The kanji that make up the name are 金 (kana), meaning "metal, gold", and 沢 (sawa), meaning "marsh". This is the name of the capital city of Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan.
Added 9/3/2021 by VerdeIperbolico
Edited 9/3/2021 by VerdeIperbolico