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南蛮, なんばん

  • nanban


noun (common) (futsuumeishi)

  • southern barbarians (formerly used by the Chinese to refer to non-ethnic Chinese to the south)


  • South-East Asia


  • Western Europe (esp. Spain and Portugal, their South-East Asian colonies, and their goods and people arriving in Japan via the colonies)



  • exotic (esp. Western European or South-East Asian style)


noun (common) (futsuumeishi)

  • (in dance, puppetry, etc.) thrusting the right foot and right arm forward at the same time (or left foot and left arm)


  • food prepared using chili peppers or Welsh onions

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