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Kanji for Countries

Most countries around the world actually have a kanji name. However in modern usage katakana is almost always used instead. But since I have created other totally useless pages, I thought adding one more won't hurt too much...

Here are a few countries that have kanji chosen to fit the pronunciation. These are normally written in Katakana, but occationally, you may find them written:

亜米利加 アメリカ - amerika - America
阿弗利加 アフリカ - afurika - Africa
亜細亜 アジア - ajia - Asia
加奈陀 カナダ - kanada - Canada
印度 インド - indo - India
倫敦 ロンドン - rondon - London
墨西哥 メキシコ - mekishiko - Mexico
巴里 パリ - pari - Paris
羅馬 ローマ - ro-ma - Rome
露西亜 ロシア -roshia - Russia
比律賓 Firipin - the Philippines (added by user in the comments)
仏蘭西 Furansu - France
緬甸 [ビルマ] – Burma (Submitted by culturica)
越南(ベトナム) - Vietnam (Submitted by まったん)
伊太利亜(イタリア) - Italy (Submitted by まったん)
英吉利(イギリス)- England (Submitted by まったん)
西班牙(スペイン) - Spain (Submitted by まったん)
独逸(ドイツ) - Germany (Submitted by まったん)
欧州 - おうしゅう - Europe (Submitted by culturica)
波蘭 - ポーランド - Poland (Submitted by culturica)
和蘭 - オランダ - The Netherlands (Submitted by culturica)
豪州 ごうしゅう - Australia (Submitted by tokai devotee)

Here are a few locations in kanji that are used today instead of katakana

大西洋 - たいせいよう - taiseiyou - Atlantic Ocean
太平洋 - たいへいよう - taiheiyou - Pacific Ocean
米国 - べいこく - beikoku - United States
英国 - えいこく - eikoku - United Kingdom
中東 - ちゅうとう - chuutou - Middle East

For more on this, please see our Flash Countries, Languages, and People page with sound.

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Belgium

白耳義 - ベルギー - berugii - Belgium.

I don't know if Brussels has any kanji.

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Brussels

比律悉(ブリュッセル)

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