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Japan hito ri
Hitori Vertical Wall Scroll

人里 is a Japanese given name, 人里, which romanizes as Hitori.

The meaning is something like "human habitation." The first Kanji means a person, and the second means village.


Japan hitori / doku
Hitori Vertical Wall Scroll

独 is the Japanese given name 独 which romanizes as Hitori or Doku.

Originally this was written as 獨 but was simplified/modernized in Japan at some point.

独 can also be an abbreviation for Germany.

The actual meaning is alone, independent, single, sole, only, or solitary.

This is also a Simplified Chinese character, but most Chinese calligraphers would prefer to write the Traditional Chinese of 獨 instead of 独.

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Japanese doku / どく
Hitori Vertical Wall Scroll
Japanese (abbreviation) (See 独逸) Germany; (given name) Hitori; (personal name) Hito; (given name) Doku; (place-name) Doitsu


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Japanese hitozato / ひとざと
Hitori Vertical Wall Scroll
Japanese human habitation; (place-name, surname) Henbori; (given name) Hitori; (surname) Hitosato


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Mandarin yī rén / yi1 ren2
Taiwan i jen
Japanese hitori / ひとり    ichinin / いちにん
Japanese (1) one person; (2) alone; unmarried; solitary; one person; (personal name) Masato; (female given name) Hitori; (given name) Kunihito; (given name) Kazundo; (male given name) Kazuhito; (given name) Kazuto; (personal name) Itsuhito
a person


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Mandarin wō rén / wo1 ren2
Taiwan wo jen
Japanese wajin / わじん
Chinese dwarf; Japanese (derog.) (old)
Japanese (archaism) Japanese person (term esp. used in ancient China, etc.); (given name) Wajin; (given name) Hitori; (personal name) Shidori; (personal name) Shitori


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Japanese hitori / ひとり Japanese (1) incense burner; (2) utensil for carrying live charcoal; (surname) Katori


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Japanese hitori / ひとり Japanese (1) one person; (2) alone; unmarried; solitary


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Japanese hitori(p);ichinin(一人,1人) / ひとり(P);いちにん(一人,1人) Japanese (1) (esp. 一人) one person; (2) (ひとり only) (esp. 独り) alone; unmarried; solitary

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Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Hitori人里hito ri / hitori
Hitorihitori / dokudú / du2 / dutu

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