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Cina
See also: cina, ?ina, ciña, cin?, ?ina, ?ína, ?ína, ca, and c?na

Cebuano

Etymology

Short for Eufrocina.

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: ci?na

Noun

Cina

  1. a nickname for Eufrocina

Indonesian

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Etymology

Through Malay Cina, from a phonetic transcription of Sanskrit (c?na), itself likely deriving from Old Chinese ? (*dzin, "State of Qin, Qin dynasty"). Compare Latin Sinae, Ancient Greek ? (Thîna), Arabic (a?-n), Chinese , Chinese , Japanese (shina) and English China.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): ['ti.na]
  • Hyphenation: Ci?na

Proper noun

Cina

  1. (now possibly derogatory) China (the country)
  2. (now possibly derogatory) Chinese (language)
  3. (derogatory, ethnic slur) Chink, Chinaman (Chinese person)

Usage notes

This word is dropped from Indonesian official government use as the presidential decision was passed and replaced by Tiongkok ("China") and Tionghoa ("Chinese") due to its racist overtones.[1] This guide is followed by and most Indonesian-language mass media. However, this word is still commonly used, especially if racist overtones intended.

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References

  1. ^ Pencabutan Surat Edaran Presidium Kabinet Ampera Nomor SE-06/PRES.KAB/6/1967, Tanggal 28 Juni 1967. 2014. (Keputusan Presiden Nomor 12 Tahun 2014).

Further reading


Italian

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Etymology

Borrowed from Japanese (Shina), from Middle Chinese (tsye na), a phonetic transcription of Sanskrit (c?na), itself likely deriving from Old Chinese ? (*dzin)

Pronunciation

Proper noun

Cina f

  1. China. Official name: Repubblica Popolare Cinese

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Malay

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Alternative forms

Etymology

From English China, from Persian (?in, "Chinese; porcelain"), probably from Sanskrit (c?na, "a people of south-eastern Tibet").

Pronunciation

Proper noun

Cina

  1. China (the country)
  2. Chinese (language)

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