Japanese Dictionary

Meaning of 南蛮人(なんばんじん) in Japanese

南蛮人
Kana Reading
なんばんじん
Romaji
nanbanjin
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    noun (common) (futsuumeishi)
    Meaning
    southern barbarian (used to describe Western Europeans who visited Japan prior to the Edo period, esp. the Spanish and the Portuguese)


Kanji in this word

JLPT 1

12 strokes

barbarian

On'Yomi: バン

Kun'Yomi: えびす

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JLPT 5

9 strokes

south

On'Yomi: ナン, ナ

Kun'Yomi: みなみ

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JLPT 5

2 strokes

person

On'Yomi: ジン, ニン

Kun'Yomi: ひと, -り, -と

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