Hibakushas'

hibakusha

[hee-buh-koo-shuh; Japanese hee-bah-koo-shah]
noun, plural hibakushas, hibakusha.
a survivor of either of the atomic bomb attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, in 1945.

Origin:
< Japanese, equivalent to hibaku bombed (hi- suffer + baku- burst open, explode < Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese bèi bào) + -sha person < Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese chě

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hibakusha (hɪˈbɑːkʊʃə)
 
n , pl -sha, -shas
a survivor of either of the atomic-bomb attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945
 
[C20: from Japanese, from hibaku exposed + -sha -person]

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