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Around the World
with Katakana

These lessons are to practice katakana. There are three kinds of scripts in Japanese: kanji, hiragana and katakana. Katakana is generally used for foreign names, place names, and words of foreign origin.

There are so many countries in the world. Some of them you might be very familiar with, and some of them you might not know very well. For each country there is a link to About's Geography site. I hope it will help you to learn about the countries and how to write their names in katakana.

North America

Antigua & Barbuda The Bahamas
Barbados Belize
Canada Costa Rica
Cuba Dominica
Dominican Republic El Salvador
Greenland Grenada
Guatemala Haiti
Honduras Jamaica
Mexico Nicaragua
Panama Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago United States of America

South America


Middle East


Australia and Oceania


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