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[ hah-nee-wah ]
/ ˈhɑ niˌwɑ /

noun, plural ha·ni·wa.

any of the terra-cotta models of people, animals, and houses from the Yayoi period of Japanese culture.

Nearby words

hangul, hangzhou, hangzhou bay, hania, hanifah, haniwa, hank, hanker, hankering, hankeringly, hankou

Origin of haniwa

1965–70; < Japanese, earlier faniwa, equivalent to fani red clay + wa wheel Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019