Nippon

[ nee-pawn; English ni-pon, nip-on ]
/ niˈpɔn; English nɪˈpɒn, ˈnɪp ɒn /

noun

a Japanese name of Japan.

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Origin of Nippon

< Japanese, earlier nit-pon < Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese sun + běn origin
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British Dictionary definitions for nippon

Nippon
/ (ˈnɪpɒn) /

noun

transliteration of a Japanese name for Japan
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