[nee-pawn; English ni-pon, nip-on]


a Japanese name of Japan.

Origin of Nippon

< Japanese, earlier nit-pon < Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese sun + běn origin Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for nippon



transliteration of a Japanese name for Japan
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