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Scripts 札幌(Japanese Kanji) Σαππόρο(Greek) साप्पोरो(Hindi) Саппоро(Kazakh, Russian, Tajik, Ukrainian, Uzbek Cyrillic) ساپپورو(Kazakh Arabic) ซัปโปโระ(Thai)
Pronounced Pron. SAP-PO-RO(Japanese) SAH-po-ro(English) SA-PO-RO(French) SAP-pə-rə(Russian) SA-pə-rə(Russian) sap-PO-ro(Spanish) [key·IPA]
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Meaning & History
From Ainu サッ・ポロ・ペッ (sat poro pet) meaning "dry, great river", referring to the Toyohira River. This is the name of a city in northern Japan that serves as the capital of the Hokkaido Prefecture.