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romaji

[roh-muh-jee]
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noun (sometimes initial capital letter)
  1. a system of writing Japanese using the letters of the Latin alphabet.

Origin of romaji

1885–90; < Japanese roma Roman + ji character
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Examples from the Web for romaji

Historical Examples

  • This fall the Romaji was established and hopes for a better fate.

    The Old World and Its Ways

    William Jennings Bryan


British Dictionary definitions for romaji

romaji

noun
  1. the Roman alphabet as used to write Japanese
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