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Nippon

[nee-pawn; English ni-pon, nip-on] /niˈpɔn; English nɪˈpɒn, ˈnɪp ɒn/
noun
1.
a Japanese name of Japan.
Origin
< Japanese, earlier nit-pon < Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese sun + běn origin
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Nippon

/ˈnɪpɒn/
noun
1.
transliteration of a Japanese name for Japan
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