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Japanese – Bouei | Kougeki

May 27th, 2011 · No Comments · Defence, Japanese, Offence

防衛 (ぼうえい) bouei Relates to defence; protection The term bouei consists of two characters: 防 bou – ward off; defend; protect; resist 衛 ei – defence; protection This meaning is reflected in such concepts “autonomous defence” (自主防衛じしゅぼうえいjishu bouei), in which Japan would seek to develop the capabilities to protect itself and its interests. However, the […]

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Indonesian – Ketahanan

May 27th, 2011 · No Comments · Defence, Indonesian

Ketahanan Relates to defence; resilience; endurance The word ‘tahan’ suggest endurance or to withstand. The abstract noun ‘ketahanan’ is usually translated in English as ‘resilience’ as in ‘national resilience’. It can also suggest to restrain and to arrest, with a noun ‘penahanan’ (arrest), or be incorporated in the verb ‘mempertahankan’ (to defend). The term ‘pertahanan’ […]

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Chinese – Guófáng | Fángyù

May 27th, 2011 · No Comments · Chinese, Defence

國防(国防) Guófáng 防禦 (防御) Fángyù   Relates to defence Defence means either ‘guófáng’ (national defence) or ‘fángyù’ (defence). Each of the two terms is composed of two characters. 國 (国) – guó – a nation, country, or state[1] 防 (防) – fáng – to guard against, to defend, to prevent[2] 國防 (国防) – guófáng – […]

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Karen – Ta daw Tha de

May 27th, 2011 · No Comments · Defence, Karen

Ta daw Tha de Relates to defence Literally: – Ta daw – Shield – Tha deh – Umbrella (material covering) The  speeches of KNU leader Saw Ba U Gyi linked the idea of defence to the retention of arms on the part of the Karen. This particular understanding of self-defence has continued to surface throughout a number […]

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Shan – Karn Ket Kae | Karn Khao Tuk

May 27th, 2011 · No Comments · Defence, Offence, Shan

Karn Ket Kae Karn Khao Tuk Relates to defence/offence Karn, which literally means ‘activity, action or work’, is also used as a prefix turning a verb into a verbal noun. Ket means ‘to head off, thwart, hinder, obstruct’ and combined with kae, ‘to deliver from or remove a present evil, save from harm or danger’ […]

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Burmese – (Khuhkan) kakweyei

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

(Khuhkan) kakweyēi Relates to defence; protection Variously translated as defence or protection, khuhkan kakweyēi, and its more common form kakweyēi, are among the most prominent security concepts in Burma.  As in English, the word elements that comprise khuhkan kakweyēi imply benevolent actions that are primarily focused on maintaining the status quo.  The government’s discourse about […]

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