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The historical record shows in a letter dated July 7, 1820 from Thomas Jefferson to Peter S. DuPonceau, Esq, Jefferson shared vocabulary he obtained of the Nottoway (Cheroenhaka) Indian tribe native to (now) Southampton County Virginia (originally Nottoway and Sussex Counties). The word for "yes" is "Ho-Keh". Because the origin of this phonetic "okay" is primarily American, it can be concluded that early Virginia settlers used this simple response in common communication of the 1600's with their Nottoway (Cheroenhaka) Indian neighbors in the 17th and 18th centuries leading to its common use in Colonial Virginia and expanding from there to the world. These vocabulary words sent by Jefferson were analyzed by Esquire DuPonceau in his reply letter to Jefferson of July 12, 1820, as a branch of the general language of the Powhatan's similar to the Iroquoian dialect language. A Petersburg Virginia newspaper article (The Nottoway Indians) of March 17, 1820 mentions Queen Edie Turner as the keeper of this early American language, saved by Jefferson for posterity.

The historical record shows that O.K. appeared as an abbreviation for "oll korrect" (a conscious misspelling of "all correct") in Boston newspapers in 1839, and was reinterpreted as "Old Kinderhook" in the 1840 United States presidential election. Because it is a recent word born of word play, and because it is so widely used, O.K. has also invited many folk etymologies. These competing theories are not supported by the historical written record, except in that folk and joke etymologies influenced the true history of the word. Since the 19th century, the word has spread around the world, the okay spelling of it first appearing in British writing in the 1860s. Spelled out in full in the 20th century, 'okay' has come to be in everyday use among English speakers, and borrowed by non-English speakers.
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What is the word okay when translated from English to Japanese?

  It depends on the context. In English, "OK" can be used in a variety of situations. ("Are you ok?" "Is it okay if we run by the store real quick?" "It's an okay movie.")

Is okay a word?

OK is a word. The informal word is also spelled  O.K. and okay. All three forms can be found in many standard  dictionaries. The word's use, for all three spellings, are lis

What is another word for okay?

alright, fine, good, yes, acceptable.

What is the English word 'okay' in Italian?

D'accordo or Va bene are Italian equivalents of the English word "okay." Specifically, the preposition di * means "of." The masculine noun accordo means "agreement."

What is the word 'okay' when translated from English to Japanese?

In Japanese they usu say オッケー (okkee) informally these days, but ok as in 'all right, doing good, safe' would be 大丈夫 (dai jou bu). If you want 'ok' as when someo