沙 means 'sand'

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Strokes : 7    Frequency: 1295   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-17    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 21 words   Used in 71 words   Used in 2163 names   Component in 8 kanji (0 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
On    シャ
Kun    すな sand   よなげる
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Find out about a kanji that only means “sand” but almost always appears in keywords with no connection to beaches. Learn to say, “I haven't written you for ages, “If you can make it public, do that,” “Saying such a thing is the height of madness,” “The matter was brought into court,” “I smoke to give my hands something to do,” and “Violence erupted all over because of food shortages.”
⿰   () water   few  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 沙 is used 2 times, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 沙 is used 52 times, read 3 ways (with 1 variation).
サ : 27 words FIND ALL
2 1
1. affair; state; incident; issue; matter
2. verdict; sentence
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シャ : 12 words FIND ALL
1. 10^52 (or 10^56)
2. innumerable
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サ (read as ざ) : 12 words FIND ALL
(committing, resorting to) an act of violence  (yojijukugo)
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すな : 1 word FIND ALL
Most common form:
1. sand; grit
2. gold dust; silver dust
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An additional 砂 less common words include 沙 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: Joy o' Kanji : 2013  Key to Kanji:

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サ   sand
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ショウ   すこ a little   すくない few   
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katakana 'no'; whereupon; splitting away from
ショウ   こ-    お-    ちいさい small   
スイ   みず water   
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