Yamato

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Yamato (Japanese: 大和) was originally the area around today's Sakurai City in Nara Prefecture of Japan, which became Yamato Province and by extension a name for the whole of Japan.

Yamato is also the dynastic name of the ruling Imperial House of Japan.

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Yamato is usually written as "大和", but these two characters can also be read as "Daiwa" or "Taiwa".

Yamato may erroneously refer to the identically-written: