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Type Political Subdivision
Usage Japanese
Scripts 周防, 周芳(Japanese Kanji) すおう(Japanese Hiragana) スオウ(Japanese Katakana)
Pronounced Pron. [sɨ́ᵝ.ò̞ː]  [key·simplify]
Other Forms FormsSuo, Suou

Meaning & History

Shifted from earlier Suhau (Sufau) or Suha (Sufa) (first written as 周芳), belonging to an old province which corresponds to the eastern part of modern Yamaguchi Prefecture.
Individually, 周 and 防 mean "circumference" and "defence, protection."
Added 11/23/2019 by m4yb3_daijirou
Edited 3/9/2020 by Mike C and m4yb3_daijirou