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The name azuki is a transliteration of the native Japanese name. Japanese also has a Chinese loanword, Shﾁﾍzu (ﾌﾡﾏﾏﾱﾠ), which means "small bean" (its counterpart "large bean" (ﾌ_ﾤﾏﾱﾠ; Daizu) being the soybean). It is common to write ﾌﾡﾏﾏﾱﾠ in kanji but pronounce it as azuki, an example of ateji.
In China, the corresponding name (Chinese pinyin: is still used in botanical or agricultural parlance. However in everyday Chinese, the more common terms are hongdou and chidouboth meaning "red bean", because almost all Chinese cultivars are uniformly red. In English-language discussions of Chinese topics, the term "red bean" is often used (especially in reference to red bean paste), but in other contexts this usage can cause confusion with other beans that are also red. In normal contexts, "red cowpeas" have been used to refer to this bean. The Korean name is pat (hangul, and in Vietnamese it is called (literally: red bean). In some parts of India, they are referred to as "Red Chori".In Indian Punjab it is called "ravaa'n" and is a common ingredient of chaat. In Marathi, it is known as 'Lal Chavali - literally means 'red cowpea.