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[si-pang-goh] /sɪˈpæŋ goʊ/
noun, Archaic.
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  • It was a common belief, moreover, that somewhere in this void lay the great island of Cipango,—the goal of Columbus's voyage.

  • But it was plain enough that the island they had found was not Cipango.

  • Pinzon now, on examining the chart, supposed that they must be approaching Cipango.

    Notable Voyagers W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith
  • The great island was Cipango, and across the extent of it ran in fine lettering.

    1492 Mary Johnston
  • What know I of the wonders of Cipango, since Candia lieth in an opposite course?

    Mercedes of Castile J. Fenimore Cooper
  • Or neighbor to Cipango, increasingly rich and civilized as we go.

    1492 Mary Johnston
  • If it should turn out that Hispaniola was not Cipango, as the last voyage seemed to suggest, perhaps it might prove to be Ophir!

  • But it was a great island, natheless, and one day might be as Cipango.

    1492 Mary Johnston
  • Dost think, Sancho, that Cipango is as large as the admiral hath got the island on the chart?

    Mercedes of Castile J. Fenimore Cooper
  • Being attacked from Cipango, they got in the rear of the enemy, took possession of their fleet, and put off for the main island.

British Dictionary definitions for Cipango


(in medieval legend) an island E of Asia: called Zipangu by Marco Polo and sought by Columbus; identified with Japan
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