Type Country, Settlement & Island
Pronounced Pron. SING-ə-pawr(American English) SING-ə-paw(British English) seen-ga-PO-reh(Italian, Romanian) [key·IPA]
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Meaning & History
From Malay Singapura meaning "lion city", derived from Sanskrit सिंह (sinha) meaning "lion" and पुर (pura) meaning "city". This is the name of an island city-state in Southeast Asia.