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Japanese – Heiwa | Kyouwa

May 27th, 2011 · No Comments · Japanese, Peace

平和 (へいわ) heiwa 平 hei – even; flat; peace 和 wa – harmony; peace; soften; Japan 協和 (きょうわ) kyouwa 協 kyou – cooperation 和 wai – harmony; peace; soften; Japan   Relates to peace; harmony Heiwa and kyouwa are commonly used in everyday discussion. Society is still considered in peace if it is going through […]

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South Korean – P’yong hwa

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

평화     (平和) p’yong hwa Relates to peace This is also a Japanese-made word, and refers essentially to the absence of military conflict. It is possible to have both peace and instability, and it can be used with reference to a society that is going through profound change. It suggests a situation where there […]

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Chinese – Hépíng

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

和平 (和平) Hépíng Relates to peace The term is composed of two Chinese characters: 和 – hé – mild, moderate, placid, harmony, peace[1] 平 – píng – to calm down, to pacify, to quell, placid, to make peace, to become reconciled[2] 和平 – hépíng – a stable political situation without wars, a status without war; […]

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Karen – Dta Muh Dta Ku

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

Dta Muh Dta Ku Relates to peace The Karen word for peace implies more than the absence of fighting.  It carries the notions of tranquillity and peace of mind. The term used suggests the Karen desire to live free from the hindrances of conflict. Its direct translation is: – Dta Muh – Satisfied – Dta Ku – […]

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Shan – Lawng Gad Yen

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

Lawng Gad Yen Relates to peace The Shan word for peace is gad, meaning ‘to be cold, cool’ combined with yen, ‘to be quiet, still, calm’ or to become ‘peaceful, happy, free from outward troubles.’  Yen also has the added meaning of ‘being quiet after a conflict.’  The substantive prefix lawng simply turns the word […]

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Burmese – Nyein chan yei

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

Nyēin chān yēi Relates to peace Eī chan tha ya yēi Relates to peace; tranquility Sit pyei nyēin; Hseik nyein Relates to peace; quiet   Key concepts in the Burmese government’s security discourse, nyēin chān yēi and eī chan tha ya yēi, imply much more than simply an end to violence. Nyēin chān yēi means […]

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