Yakuza vs. Triad - What's the difference?

Yakuza

Yakuza (Japanese: ヤクザ, [jaꜜkɯza]), also known as gokudō (極道, "the extreme path", [gokɯdoː]), are members of transnational organized crime syndicates originating in Japan. The Japanese police, and media by request of the police, call them bōryokudan (暴力団, "violent groups", [boːɾʲokɯdaɴ]), while the yakuza call themselves "ninkyō dantai" (任侠団体 or 仁侠団体, "chivalrous organizations", [ɲiŋkʲoː daɴtai]). The yakuza are notorious for their strict codes of conduct and their organized fiefdom-nature. They have a large presence in the Japanese media and operate internationally with an estimated 102,000 members.

Yakuza vs. Triad

Triad

Table of contents

1. Etymology
          3.1. Synonyms
          3.2. Derived terms
          3.3. Related terms
          3.4. See also

Yakuza

1. Etymology

From Japanese やくざ (yakuza). See there for more details.

2. Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /jəˈkuːzə/

3. Noun

yakuza (plural yakuza)

  1. A Japanese organized crime gang.
  2. A member of a Japanese organized crime gang.

4. See also

  • mafia
  • tong
  • triad

Triad

1. Etymology

From Latin triad-, stem of trias (three, triad), from Ancient Greek τριάς (triás); applied by British authorities to underground society in Hong Kong based on geometry of Chinese character.

2. Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tɹaɪ.æd/

3. Noun

triad (plural triads)

  1. A grouping of three.
  2. (music) A chord consisting of a root tone, the tone two degrees higher, and the tone four degrees higher in a given scale.
  3. (electronics) on a CRT display, a group of three neighbouring phosphor dots, coloured green, red, and blue.
  4. A branch of a Chinese underground criminal society, mostly based in Hong Kong.

3.1. Synonyms

  • (group of three): threesome, trine, trinity, trio, triplet, troika, triumvirate

3.2. Derived terms

  • Currarino triad
  • nuclear triad
  • portal triad
  • unhappy triad
  • triadic

3.4. See also

  • monad
  • dyad
  • mafia
  • tong
  • yakuza
  • triad on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

4. Anagrams

  • drait, iTard
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