The Alternative Indonesian Dictionary: Cina

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Cina {{wikipedia}}
etymology 1 From English China, through Malay Cina
proper noun: {{head}}
  1. (now, possibly, derogatory) China (the country)
  2. (now, possibly, derogatory) Chinese (language)
Alternative forms: (nonstandard) China In Indonesia, this term is still commonly used, but (as of March 12, 2014) it is no longer used by the Indonesian government and most Indonesian-language media due to its racist overtones.
etymology 2 From Japanese 支那 〈zhī nà〉, from Chinese 支那 〈zhī nà〉
noun: {{head}}
  1. (pejorative, ethnic slur) Chink, Chinaman (Chinese person)
Synonyms: (Chinese person (offensive)): singkek

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