#018: Shinobi (Ninjya) (category: person)
The word "shinobi" is equal to "ninjya". The meaning of each word is exactly same. In Japanese, "shinobi" can be written by single kanji character, whereas "ninjya" needs two kanji characters to be written. This is the only difference of these words.
"Shinobi" is noun and its verb "shinobu" usually means "hide" or "camouflage". As its name indicates, shinobi always hid or camouflaged so as not to be recognized by anyone. So, even in modern times, they might work behind the scenes ...
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