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English Definitioncommon term for non-Han peoples in former times, not exclusively derogatory; barbarian
Traditional Script蠻夷
Simplified Script蛮夷
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄇㄢˊ ㄧˊ
Cantonese (Jyutping)maan4ji4
Word Decomposition
mánbarbarian; bullying; very; quite; rough; reckless
non-Han people, esp. to the East of China; barbarians; to wipe out; to exterminate; to tear down; to raze

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Words With Same Head Word    
蠻橫mánhèngrude and unreasonable
蠻力mánlìbrute force
蠻子mánzibarbarian; slave servant; (old) contemptuous term for people from southern China (used by northern Chinese people)
蠻幹mángànto act rashly; to act precipitously regardless of the consequences; reckless; foolhardy; daredevil
蠻悍mánhànrude and violent; fierce and reckless
Words With Same Tail Word    
凌夷língyíto deteriorate; to decline; to slump; also written 陵夷
攘夷rǎngyíto repel the barbarians
東夷dōngyíEastern Barbarians, non-Han tribe living to the east of China c 2200 BC
色夷sèyísmiling genially; to beam
蝦夷xiāyíEmishi or Ebisu, ethnic group of ancient Japan, thought to be related to modern Ainus
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