Fun Fact: First Name For Japan

Fun facts about Japan

While Japan is known today as 日本 (Nihon) in the modern Japanese language, it wasn’t the first name of the country. The earliest known name was 倭国 (Wakoku) which literally means the county of the Wa people. More commonly known today as the Yamato people, it refers to the original residents of Japan (and their descendants) who lived on the mainland instead of one of the smaller islands.

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