Today’s second #kanji is #州. It has one short stroke next to each stroke of #川, so this character’s original meaning should have something to do with a river!
Meaning: a sandbar, a state, a continent
州（シュウ）: a state, a province
州立（シュウリツ）（の）: state-run, county-run
ｘｘ州（ｘｘシュウ）: the state of xx
九州（キュウシュウ）: Kyushu (the 3rd biggest island of Japan)
州（す）: a sandbar, a sandbank
三角州（サンカクす）: a delta
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