Talk:Shikoku

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Meaning of ancient names[edit]

"Its ancient names include Iyo-no-futana-shima (伊予之二名島), Iyo-shima (伊予島), and Futana-shima (二名島). "

My limited knowledge of old japanese/classical chinese leads me to believe that the old name for Shikoku 伊予之二名島 means "伊"-"予"-two-name-island. What then does 伊 and 予 stand for? I guess they are ateji, so what are the original meanings of these (I presume) japanese words?

No History ??[edit]

As of the current edition of this page, there is no histoy whatsoever about the island (??!) I find that very dissapointing, considering it's Japan fourth largest island, surely there's history to be write down about it?

Like how Chōsokabe Motochika succeeded in conquering/gain supremacy over all of Shikoku by 1584 but submitted it to Toyotomi Hideyoshi when the latter invaded the island the following year. 37.250.49.215 (talk) 21:05, 7 August 2013 (UTC)