Yamato

noun
Ya·​ma·​to | \ yäˈmä(ˌ)tō \
plural Yamato

Definition of Yamato

: a Japanese of the principal racial stock of Japan that is of ancient origin, has possibly Alpine characteristics, and is supposed to have entered Japan from the mainland in the protohistoric period — compare ainu

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“Yamato.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Yamato. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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