Wokou (Wōkòu 倭寇)|Wōkòu 倭寇 (Wokou)
The Wokou, meaning “Japanese pirates,” (although some of them were actually renegade Chinese), plagued the coasts of China and Korea from about 1200 to sometime after 1600. Their activities were brought to an end by wider permission of legal trade on the coast of China and by Japanese prohibitions of foreign voyages by their own people.
Wokou (Chinese) or wakō (Japanese) meaning “Japanese pirates,” plagued the coasts of China and Korea from the 1200s
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