那 means 'what?'

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Strokes : 7    Frequency: 985   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-9    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 4 words   Used in 63 words   Used in 2177 names   Component in 4 kanji (0 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
Kun    なに   なんぞ   いかん
Name    とも
The exact form of the left component exists as a kanji, 𭃂 (both), but it is not visible on most systems.
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Find out about everything from the Okinawan capital to Japan’s largest waterfall. Discover the principle of living in the moment. See when to use or not use a term for “China.” Learn to distinguish Vairocana Buddha from Amitabha Buddha. Meet Shinto gods who created Japan. And find out how to say, "Despite the business owner's guidance, his son had no interest in the business at all."
The essay is also included in the following Thematic Bundles
Sounds, Sanskrit, and Statues
刹 那 奈 弥
To represent certain sounds with kanji, ancient people had particular go-to characters. Thus, these four kanji contribute yomi (rather than meaning) to many place names (including Nara, Kanagawa, Naha, a term for "China," and some mythical locations) and to plenty of religious words transliterated from Sanskrit. Buddhism takes center stage in all four essays, two of which contrast massive statues of Vairocana Buddha and Amitabha Buddha in Nara and Kamakura respectively. Surprisingly, three kinds of noodles pop up along the way!
⿰   furry   () group  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 那 is used 1 time, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 那 is used 40 times, read 1 way.
ナ : 40 words FIND ALL
1. master (of a house, shop, etc.)
2. husband (informal)
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An additional 邦 less common words include 那 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: Joy o' Kanji : 2084  Key to Kanji:

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ナ   what?
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ガツ   ゲツ   つき month; moon   
おおざと group, community, large village   
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