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needs to be added...—This unsigned comment was made by (talkcontribs) on 18:06, January 23, 2008.

That page is a bad copy, it's going to be deleted at some point in the near future and replaced with a proper copy. After that an editor will probably add the category tag and the village will show up here. ~NOTASTAFF Daniel Friesen (DanTMan, Nadir Seen Fire) (talk) current discussion Jan 24, 2008 @ 05:24 (UTC)


What exactly does it mean? It is at the end of every village title, and how do you say it?

--8th Mizukage 02:51, 12 July 2008 (UTC)

'sato' is the Japanese word for village, 'no' with a meaning similar to that of the English word 'of' in this case. So basically '... no sato' means 'Village of ...'. We use terms like Konohagakure rather than 'Village hidden in the Leaf' or 'Leaf village' as the English version of the show is not as definitive in what words it uses. Basically the guide is that; If the English series mixes multiple terms for the same thing, and one of those terms is similar to the Japanese word, then we stick with the Japanese term as it applies to both versions of the series. However, I've been debating on removing 'no sato' from all those. We're going for a matching of terms, not a complete use of romanization. ~NOTASTAFF Daniel Friesen (DanTMan, Nadir Seen Fire) (talk) current discussion Jul 12, 2008 @ 06:44 (UTC)
Oh heh... you were looking at something different. ~NOTASTAFF Daniel Friesen (DanTMan, Nadir Seen Fire) (talk) current discussion Jul 12, 2008 @ 06:45 (UTC)
You can get to understand it if you look at a variety of the names and their literal translations:
  • 'Takigakure no Sato' meaning 'Village Hidden in a Waterfall'
  • 'Tonbogakure no Sato' meaning 'Village Hidden under the Dragonfly'
  • 'Konohagakure no Sato' meaning 'Village Hidden Among Tree Leaves'
  • 'Amegakure no Sato' meaning 'Village Hidden in Rain'
  • 'Hoshigakure no Sato' meaning 'Village Hidden Among Stars'
As you can see the Japanese form is split into ".../gakure no sato" and English into "Village Hidden {in a|under|among|etc...} [the] ..." so if you break it up. As I explained 'sato' is the Japanese word for Village, 'no' is a word implying belonging to or signifying a membership of some sort, be it race or some group. And the '...' at the start is translated into whatever element or thing is being hidden in. Thus, 'gakure' must stand for being Hidden in some sort of way, most likely something to do with concealment. ~NOTASTAFF Daniel Friesen (DanTMan, Nadir Seen Fire) (talk) current discussion Jul 12, 2008 @ 06:52 (UTC)

Hidden Villages

Is this category for all villages, or just hidden villages? Simant (talk) 18:15, November 10, 2009 (UTC)

On the right

I found this picture from Sai's bingo book, the guy on the right's headband, isnt that a previously unkonwn symbol?

Nope.. just poorly drawn. Kirigakure and Iwagakure. - SimAnt 14:06, May 31, 2010 (UTC)


the others need infoboxes as well. Munchvtec (talk) 17:39, February 6, 2015 (UTC)

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