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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to Japan or its people, language, or culture.
  • noun A native or inhabitant of Japan.
  • noun A person of Japanese ancestry.
  • noun The language of the Japanese, possibly related to the Altaic family, written in kana and Chinese characters.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to Japan or its inhabitants.
  • noun singular and plural A native or natives of Japan, an island empire in the Pacific ocean, lying to the east of Corea, consisting of four large islands and from three to four thousand smaller ones.
  • noun The language of the inhabitants of Japan.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to Japan, or its inhabitants.
  • noun A native or inhabitant of Japan; collectively, the people of Japan.
  • noun The language of the people of Japan, called in the Japanese language nihongo.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of, relating to, or derived from Japan, its language, or culture.
  • noun A person living in or coming from Japan, or of Japanese ancestry.
  • noun Plural form of Japanese.
  • noun uncountable Japanese food.
  • proper noun The main language spoken in Japan.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a native or inhabitant of Japan
  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of Japan or its people or their culture or language
  • noun the language (usually considered to be Altaic) spoken by the Japanese

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Japan +‎ -ese.

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