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Type Country
Usage Japanese
Scripts 日本(Japanese Kanji)
Pronounced Pron. NYEEP-PON
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Meaning & History

Means "origin of the sun, sunrise", from Sino-Japanese (nichi) meaning "sun" and (hon) meaning "root, origin". This is the Japanese name for Japan.

Related Names

VariantNihon
Other Languages & CulturesJaponia(Albanian) Japan(Bosnian) Riben(Chinese) Japan(Croatian) Japan(Danish) Japan(Dutch) Japan(English) Jaapan(Estonian) Japon(French) Japan(German) Japan(Icelandic) Giappone(Italian) Japāna(Latvian) Japonija(Lithuanian) Japonija(Macedonian) Japan(Norwegian) Japonia(Polish) Japão(Portuguese) Japonia(Romanian) Japan(Serbian) Japón(Spanish) Japan(Swedish)
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