Short for Eufrocina.
- a nickname for Eufrocina
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.
- (key): ['ti.na]
- Hyphenation: Ci?na
- (now possibly derogatory) China (the country)
- (now possibly derogatory) Chinese (language)
- (derogatory, ethnic slur) Chink, Chinaman (Chinese person)
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. This guide is followed by and most Indonesian-language mass media. However, this word is still commonly used, especially if racist overtones intended.
- ^ Pencabutan Surat Edaran Presidium Kabinet Ampera Nomor SE-06/PRES.KAB/6/1967, Tanggal 28 Juni 1967. 2014. (Keputusan Presiden Nomor 12 Tahun 2014).
Borrowed from Japanese (Shina), from Middle Chinese (tsye na), a phonetic transcription of Sanskrit (c?na), itself likely deriving from Old Chinese ? (*dzin)
- China. Official name: Repubblica Popolare Cinese
From English China, from Persian (?in, "Chinese; porcelain"), probably from Sanskrit (c?na, "a people of south-eastern Tibet").
- China (the country)
- Chinese (language)