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    Some people say the word "China" comes from the name of the first dynasty of China "Qin". I really can not understand it. Will you explain it to me in detail? Thank you.
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    Well, take the Chinese word Qin, pronounced ch'in, then add the Latin naming system suffix -a(e), then front the vowel i to [aj], and you get China.

    Hope that helps.

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