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Asia / Asian Continent

China yà zhōu
Asia / Asian Continent

亞洲 is the Chinese name for the continent of Asia, the Far East, and refers to all things Asian or Asiatic.


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Asia / Asian Continent

Japan a ji a
Asia / Asian Continent

亜細亜 is the Japanese name for the continent of Asia, the Far East, and refers to all things Asian or Asiatic.


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Characters

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Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

亞洲


亚洲

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Mandarin yà zhōu / ya4 zhou1
Taiwan ya chou
Chinese Asia; abbr. for 亞細亞洲|亚细亚洲[Ya4 xi4 ya4 Zhou1]

亜細亜

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Japanese ajia(p);ajia / アジア(P);あじあ
Asia / Asian Continent
Japanese (1) (kana only) Asia (esp. "the Far East"); (can be adjective with の) (2) Asian; Asiatic; (female given name) Ajia; (place-name) Asia


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Mandarin/ ya4
Taiwan ya
Japanese tsuguru / つぐる
Chinese Asia; Asian; second; next to; inferior; sub-; Taiwan pr. [ya3]
Japanese (personal name) Tsuguru
Second, inferior; used in translit. as 阿 'a', e. g. 亞畧 Ārya.

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Mandarin/ wa3
Taiwan wa
Chinese Wa, Kawa or Va ethnic group of Myanmar, south China and southeast Asia


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Mandarin yáo / yao2
Taiwan yao
Japanese you / yo / よう
Chinese jade; precious stone; mother-of-pearl; nacre; precious; used a complementary honorific; Yao ethnic group of southwest China and southeast Asia; surname Yao
Japanese (female given name) You
Jasper (green), green crystal.

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Mandarin/ hu2
Taiwan hu
Japanese ko / こ
Chinese non-Han people, esp. from central Asia; reckless; outrageous; what?; why?; to complete a winning hand at mahjong (also written 和[hu2]); surname Hu
Japanese (archaism) barbarian tribes surrounding ancient China; (surname) Fu; (surname) Go; (surname) Kou; (surname, given name) Ko; (surname) Ebisuzaki; (surname, given name) Ebisu; (surname) U
How? Why? Hun; Turk; random; hemp; long-lived; pepper, etc.; translit. go, hu.

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Mandarin wèng / weng4
Taiwan weng
Chinese water spinach or ong choy (Ipomoea aquatica), used as a vegetable in south China and southeast Asia; Taiwan pr. [yong1]

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Mandarin yuè / yue4
Taiwan yüeh
Japanese masaru / まさる    koyuru / こゆる    koshi / こし    koe / こえ    ochi / おち    etsuru / えつる    etsu / えつ    echi / えち
Chinese to exceed; to climb over; to surpass; the more... the more; generic word for peoples or states of south China or south Asia at different historical periods; abbr. for Vietnam 越南
Japanese (given name) Masaru; (female given name) Koyuru; (surname) Koshi; (surname) Koe; (surname) Ochi; (given name) Etsuru; (surname, female given name) Etsu; (surname) Echi
To step over, pass over, surpass, exceed; similar to 超, with which it is often connected; to cross over

中亞


中亚

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Mandarin zhōng yà / zhong1 ya4
Taiwan chung ya
Chinese Central Asia

亜欧

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Japanese aou / ao / あおう Japanese Asia and Europe; Eurasia

亞太


亚太

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Mandarin yà tài / ya4 tai4
Taiwan ya t`ai / ya tai
Chinese Asia-Pacific

佛陀

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Mandarin fó tuó / fo2 tuo2
Taiwan fo t`o / fo to
Japanese budda
Chinese Buddha; transliteration of Sanskrit; the all-enlightened one
v. 佛 There are numerous monks from India and Central Asia bearing this as part of their names; buddha

佤族

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Mandarin wǎ zú / wa3 zu2
Taiwan wa tsu
Chinese Wa, Kawa or Va ethnic group of Myanmar, south China and southeast Asia

北亞


北亚

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Mandarin běi yà / bei3 ya4
Taiwan pei ya
Chinese North Asia

南亞


南亚

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Mandarin nán yà / nan2 ya4
Taiwan nan ya
Chinese southern Asia

南洋

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Mandarin nán yáng / nan2 yang2
Taiwan nan yang
Japanese nanyou / nanyo / なんよう
Chinese Southeast Asia; South seas
Japanese South Seas; (personal name) Minahiro; (given name) Nan'you; (female given name) Nami; (personal name) Nahiro

南蛮

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Japanese nanban / なんばん Japanese (1) (archaism) (derogatory term) southern barbarians (formerly used by the Chinese to refer to non-ethnic Chinese to the south); (2) (archaism) South-East Asia; (3) (archaism) (See 紅毛・2) Western Europe (esp. Spain and Portugal, their South-East Asian colonies, and their goods and people arriving in Japan via the colonies); (prefix) (4) exotic (esp. Western European or South-East Asian style); (5) (usu.ナンバ) (in dance, puppetry, etc.) thrusting the right foot and right arm forward at the same time (or left foot and left arm); (6) (abbreviation) (See 南蛮煮・なんばんに・2) food prepared using chili peppers or Welsh onions

南詔


南诏

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Mandarin nán zhào / nan2 zhao4
Taiwan nan chao
Chinese Nanzhao kingdom 738-937 in southwest China and southeast Asia

叻沙

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Mandarin lè shā / le4 sha1
Taiwan le sha
Chinese laksa, spicy noodle soup of Southeast Asia

哈密

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Mandarin hā mì / ha1 mi4
Taiwan ha mi
Japanese Gōmitsu
Chinese Kumul city in Xinjiang (Chinese: Hami)
Hami, 'an ancient city and kingdom in Central Asia north-east of lake Lop in Lat. 43゜3 N., Long, 93°10 E.' Eitel. From Han to Tang times known as I-wu 伊吾, now called Kumul by Turki Mohammadans. For more than 1500 years, owing to its location and supply of water, Hami was a bridgehead for the expansion and control of the outposts of the Chinese empire in Central Asia.

喇沙

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Mandarin lǎ shā / la3 sha1
Taiwan la sha
Chinese laksa, spicy noodle soup of Southeast Asia; La Salle (used in the names of schools etc); Jean-Baptiste de La Salle (1651-1719), French priest, founder of the Brothers of the Christian Schools

大乘

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Mandarin dà chéng / da4 cheng2
Taiwan ta ch`eng / ta cheng
Japanese oonori / おおのり
Chinese Mahayana, the Great Vehicle; Buddhism based on the Mayahana sutras, as spread to Central Asia, China and beyond; also pr. [Da4 cheng2]
Japanese (surname) Oonori
Mahāyāna; also called 上乘; 妙乘; 勝乘; 無上乘; 無上上乘; 不惡乘; 無等乘, 無等等乘; 摩訶衍 The great yāna, wain, or conveyance, or the greater vehicle in comparison with the 小乘 Hīnayāna. It indicates universalism, or Salvation for all, for all are Buddha and will attain bodhi. It is the form of Buddhism prevalent in Tibet, Mongolia, China, Korea, Japan, and in other places in the Far East. It is also called Northern Buddhism. It is interpreted as 大教 the greater teaching as compared with 小教 the smaller, or inferior. Hīnayāna, which is undoubtedly nearer to the original teaching of the Buddha, is unfairly described as an endeavour to seek nirvana through an ash-covered body, an extinguished intellect, and solitariness; its followers are sravakas and pratyekabuddhas (i.e. those who are striving for their own deliverance through ascetic works). Mahāyāna, on the other hand, is described as seeking to find and extend all knowledge, and, in certain schools, to lead all to Buddhahood. It has a conception of an Eternal Buddha, or Buddhahood as Eternal (Adi-Buddha), but its especial doctrines are, inter alia, (a) the bodhisattvas 菩薩 , i.e. beings who deny themselves final Nirvana until, according to their vows, they have first saved all the living; (b) salvation by faith in, or invocation of the Buddhas or bodhisattvas; (c) Paradise as a nirvana of bliss in the company of Buddhas, bodhisattvas, saints, and believers. Hīnayāna is sometimes described as 自利 self-benefiting, and Mahāyāna as 自利利他 self-benefit for the benefit of others, unlimited altruism and pity being the theory of Mahāyāna. There is a further division into one-yana and three-yanas: the trīyāna may be śrāvaka, pratyeka-buddha, and bodhisattva, represented by a goat, deer, or bullock cart; the one-yāna is that represented by the Lotus School as the one doctrine of the Buddha, which had been variously taught by him according to the capacity of his hearers, v. 方便. Though Mahāyāna tendencies are seen in later forms of the older Buddhism, the foundation of Mahāyāna has been attributed to Nāgārjuna 龍樹. "The characteristics of this system are an excess of transcendental speculation tending to abstract nihilism, and the substitution of fanciful degrees of meditation and contemplation (v. Samādhi and Dhyāna) in place of the practical asceticism of the Hīnayāna school."[Eitel 68-9.] Two of its foundation books are the 起信論and the 妙法蓮華經 but a larnge numberof Mahāyāna sutras are ascribed to the Buddha。; great vehicle

大宛

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Mandarin dà yuān / da4 yuan1
Taiwan ta yüan
Chinese ancient state of south west Asia

大陸


大陆

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Mandarin dà lù / da4 lu4
Taiwan ta lu
Japanese tairiku / たいりく
Chinese continent; mainland; CL:個|个[ge4],塊|块[kuai4]; mainland China (reference to the PRC)
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) continent; (2) continental Asia (esp. mainland China); (3) continental Europe; (female given name) Riku; (given name) Dairoku; (given name) Tairiku

媽祖


妈祖

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Mandarin mā zǔ / ma1 zu3
Taiwan ma tsu
Japanese maso / まそ
Chinese Matsu, name of a sea goddess still widely worshipped on the SE China coast and in SE Asia
Japanese Mazu; Chinese goddess of the sea

月支

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Mandarin yuè zhī / yue4 zhi1
Taiwan yüeh chih
Japanese Gasshi / げっし
Chinese Tokhara; Tokharians (historic people of central Asia)
Japanese Yuezhi; Rouzhi; an ancient Central Asian people
(月支國) The Yuezhi, or 'Indo-Scythians', 月氏 (國) and a country they at one time occupied, i. e. 都貨羅 Tukhara, Tokharestan, or Badakshan. Driven out from the northern curve of the Yellow River by the Huns, circa<; em> 165 B. C., they conquered Bactria 大夏, the Punjab, Kashmir, 'and the greater part of India. ' Their expulsion from the north of Shansi was the cause of the famous journey of Zhangqian of the Han dynasty and the beginning of Chinese expansion to the north-west. Kanishka, king of the Yuezhi towards the end of the first century A. D., became the great protector and propagator of Buddhism.

月氏

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Mandarin yuè zhī / yue4 zhi1
Taiwan yüeh chih
Japanese Gesshi / げっし
Chinese Tokhara; Tokharians, historic Indo-European people of central Asia; same as 吐火羅人|吐火罗人
Japanese Yuezhi; Rouzhi; an ancient Central Asian people
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

杜嚕


杜噜

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Mandarin dù lū / du4 lu1
Taiwan tu lu
Japanese toro
turuṣka olibanum, Indian incense, resin, gum used for incense. It is said to resemble peach resin and to grow in Aṭali. Its leaves resemble the pear's and produce pepper; it is said to flourish in the sands of Central Asia and its gum to flow out on to the sands.

東亜

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Japanese harutsugu / はるつぐ    toua / toa / とうあ Japanese East Asia; the Orient; (given name) Harutsugu; (surname) Toua

東亞

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Mandarin dōng yà / dong1 ya4
Taiwan tung ya
Japanese toua / toa / とうあ
Chinese East Asia
Japanese (out-dated kanji) East Asia; the Orient

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Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Asia
Asian Continent
亞洲
亚洲
yà zhōu / ya4 zhou1 / ya zhou / yazhouya chou / yachou
Asia
Asian Continent
亜細亜a ji a / ajia
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