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English

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Map showing Japan

Etymology

From Dutch Japan or Portuguese Japão, from Malay Japang, from Chinese 日本 (jih-pǔn).

Although the earliest form of "Japan" in Europe was Marco Polo's "Chipangu", the first recorded form in English was in a letter dated February 19, 1565 (published 1577), spelt “Giapan”. “Of the Ilande of Giapan”, by Luīs Fróis (a Portuguese Jesuit missionary in Japan), published in Richard Willes, “The History of Travayle in the West and East Indies” (London 1577), cited in “Travel Narratives from the Age of Discovery”, by Peter C. Mancall, pp. 156–57.

Pronunciation

Proper noun

Singular
Japan

Plural
-

Japan

  1. An island nation in the Pacific Ocean, located the east of China, Korea and Russia.

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Translations

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Afrikaans

Proper noun

Japan

  1. Japan

Bosnian

Proper noun

Japan m. [[Category:Template:lang:bs proper nouns|Japan]]

  1. Japan

Croatian

Proper noun

Japan m.

  1. Japan

Dutch

Proper noun

Japan

  1. Japan

German

Proper noun

Japan [[Category:Template:lang:de proper nouns|Japan]]

  1. Japan

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Icelandic

Declension of Japan
(singular) (plural)
(indefinite) (definite) (indefinite) (definite)
nominative Japan - - -
accusative Japan - - -
dative Japan - - -
genitive Japans - - -
Other words with the same declension

Proper noun

Japan n. (Japan-s, -)

  1. Japan
    Ég fer til Japans.
    I'm going to Japan.
    Hvar er Japan staðsett á kortinu?
    Where is Japan located on the map?

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Norwegian

Proper noun

Japan

  1. Japan

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Serbian

Proper noun

Japan m.

  1. Japan

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Swedish

Proper noun

Japan

  1. Japan

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