Chinese and other Characters

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As I live in China at the moment, I had the idea of a new map type: Chinese Calligraphy. OK, my talent to calligraphy is somewhat limited, so I hope that people who can read chinese recognize the letters :-)

The name of each map is the chinese 'pin yin' spelling with tones. After that follows the english translation. I made a lot of country names as character maps. If you feel I missed some country, email me :-)

How do chinese generate a countries name? They try to find some word which pronounces somewhat similar (in that countries native language) and with a flattery meaning. Most country names are then followed by the word for country. If that does not work, then they try to imitate the pronounciation completly.
 

Alpha and Omega:
Just the Greek letters.
 
 
   
China:
Zhong1 Guo2. Central Empire.
中国
 
 
   
Germany:
De2 Guo2 (Deutschland). De2 means morality/virtue/kindness
德国
 
 
   
USA:
Mei3 guo2 (America). Mei3 means beautiful.
美国
 
 
   
Great Britain:
Ying1 Guo2 (England). Ying1 means hero.
英国
 
 
   
France:
Fa3 Guo2 (France). Fa3 means law/method/legal.
法国
 
 
   
Singapore:
Xin1 Jia1 Po1.
新加坡
 
 
   
Netherlands:
He2 Lan2 (Holland). (meaning: Lotus and orchid)
荷兰
 
 
   
Canada:
Jia1 Na3 Da4.
加拿大
 
 
   
Australia:
Ao4 Da4 Li4 Ya4
澳大利扎
 
 
   
Japan:
Ri4 Ben3 (meaning: origin of the sun, ri is the sun)
日本
 
 
   
Fight Courageously:
Fen4 Zhang4
奋战
 
 
   
Castle:
Cheng2 Bao3
城堡
 
 
   
Stronghold:
Yao4 Sai1
要塞
 
 
   
Slay:
Sha1 Shi3
杀死
 
 
   
Double edged sword:
Bao3 Jian4
宝剑
 
 
   
         
   

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