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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.

Singular
Japan

Plural
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Japan

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

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Japan

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Japan

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Japan n.

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Japan n.

  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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  1. Japan


Jàpān m. (Cyrillic spelling Ја̀па̄н)

  1. Japan


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  1. Japan
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