Japn



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[jap-uh-neez, -nees] /ˌdʒæp əˈniz, -ˈnis/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or characteristic of , its people, or their language.
noun, plural Japanese.
2.
a native or inhabitant of .
3.
a person of Japanese ancestry.
4.
the language of .
Abbreviation: Japn., Japn.
/ˌdʒæpəˈniːz/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or characteristic of Japan, its people, or their language
noun
2.
(pl) -nese. a native or inhabitant of Japan or a descendant of one
3.
the official language of Japan: the native language of approximately 100 million people: considered by some scholars to be part of the Altaic family of languages

1580s, Iapones; see Japan + -ese. Japanese beetle attested from 1919, accidentally introduced in U.S. 1916 in larval stage in a shipment of Japanese iris.

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