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[si-pang-goh] /sɪˈpæŋ goʊ/
noun, Archaic.
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  • It was a common belief, moreover, that somewhere in this void lay the great island of Cipango,—the goal of Columbus's voyage.

  • But it was plain enough that the island they had found was not Cipango.

  • Pinzon now, on examining the chart, supposed that they must be approaching Cipango.

    Notable Voyagers W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith
  • The great island was Cipango, and across the extent of it ran in fine lettering.

    1492 Mary Johnston
  • What know I of the wonders of Cipango, since Candia lieth in an opposite course?

    Mercedes of Castile J. Fenimore Cooper
  • Or neighbor to Cipango, increasingly rich and civilized as we go.

    1492 Mary Johnston
  • If it should turn out that Hispaniola was not Cipango, as the last voyage seemed to suggest, perhaps it might prove to be Ophir!

  • But it was a great island, natheless, and one day might be as Cipango.

    1492 Mary Johnston
  • Dost think, Sancho, that Cipango is as large as the admiral hath got the island on the chart?

    Mercedes of Castile J. Fenimore Cooper
  • It was a great triumph, and a vindication of his enterprise, that he had reached Cipango.

    The History of Cuba, vol. 1 Willis Fletcher Johnson
British Dictionary definitions for Cipango


(in medieval legend) an island E of Asia: called Zipangu by Marco Polo and sought by Columbus; identified with Japan
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