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English (Indian) – Border

September 30th, 2011 · No Comments · Border, English (Indian)

by Nishank Motwani Niyantrand Rekha, Seema, Vastvik Niyantrand Rekha, Relates to National Border; Border (military); Line of Control; Line of Actual Control The Hindi word for national borders that delineates the territorial contours of modern India is vastvik rekhas (national borders) but in military parlance is seema (border) – the latter refers to the territorial […]

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South Korean – Kuk kwong | Kuk t’o

May 27th, 2011 · No Comments · Border, Korean (South)

국경(國境) kuk kwong 국토 (國土) kuk t’o Relates to border ‘Kuk kwong’ refers to ‘border’ and ‘kuk t’o’ to ‘land of the country.’ It is often said that ‘kuk t’o’ must be protected, and the ‘kuk kwong’ are patrolled. When South Koreans think of ‘Hanguk’ – the name they use for the South (while ‘Chosun’ […]

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English (Australian) – Border

May 27th, 2011 · No Comments · Border, English (Australian)

Border Relates to border The idea of the international ‘border’ is important in the Australian context. It is regarded as absolutely integral to the security of the country. Prime Minister Kevin Rudd described the maintenance of Australia’s territorial and border integrity as a clear and enduring security interest during his inaugural National Security Statement to […]

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Shan – Lenlin

May 27th, 2011 · No Comments · Border, Shan

Lenlin Relates to border The Shan word used to describe a border is composed of the elements len, ‘boundary’, and lin, ‘ground or land’. The Thai term chaiden (ชายแดน), meaning ‘borderland’ is also understood, pronounced zailen in Shan, but not generally used. Lenlin, it should be stressed, means the border area or borderland rather than […]

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Burmese – Ne sat

May 25th, 2011 · No Comments · Border, Burmese

Ne sat Relates to frontier;  border; boundary Burma’s nebulous borders have been a nerve-wracking security concern from the time of its independence, and figure prominently in the government’s security discourse as a referent, threat and focal point of its security strategies. Ne sat is a vague word, which may variously refer to a distinct boundary […]

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