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HOU


meaning: country, Japan

連邦 == renpou == (noun) commonwealth, federation of states
邦人 == houjin == (noun) fellow countryman, Japanese




Right radical was originally a pictograph of a 'bushy tree used as a barrier'. Right radical is 'village'. This character originally referred to a guarded area. Henshall suggests taking the left radical as a 'bent telegraph pole' and as a mnemonic: 'Japan a country where villages have bent telegraph poles.'

Info from Taka Kanji Database
List of compounds including this character from Risu Dictionary

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