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Nara

[nah-rah]
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  1. a city on S Honshu, in central Japan: chief Buddhist center of ancient Japan; first capital of Japan a.d. 710–84.
  2. a period of Japanese history, a.d. 710–784, characterized by the adoption of Chinese culture and forms of government.
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Nara

noun
  1. a city in central Japan, on S Honshu: the first permanent capital of Japan (710–784). Pop: 364 411 (2002 est)
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