Niphon meaning

1853: "Japan", Putnam's Monthly, vol. 1, no. 3, p. 242

Niphon, the chief island, is nine hundred miles long, and one hundred miles in average width.

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Origin of niphon

  • From Japanese 日本 (formerly Niffon, now Nippon or Nihon) "Japan".

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