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Message Subject China is not a Mandarin name and is not the REAL name of the country or civilization.
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The name 'China' is a Sanskrit/Persian applied name for the phonetic sounds they heard when told the name of the territory.

The actual name and title of the 'Chinese' civilization and nation is Xian - with 'Qin' being another obfuscaating rendition spelling for the first 'dynasty'.

Xian.


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 Quoting: Unveiling Immortal 47399138


That's interesting, but I thought it was Zhong Guo, Middle Kingdom.
 Quoting: The Deplorable Truth


That's a historical period reference not the name.
 
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