13 strokes
sheep 羊 (⺶)
flock, group, crowd, herd, swarm, cluster
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N2
1012 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 群 【グン】 group, bunch, crowd, throng, swarm, band, group
  • 群衆 【グンシュウ】 group (of people), crowd, horde, throng, mob, multitude
  • 症候群 【ショウコウグン】 syndrome
  • 層群 【ソウグン】 (geol) group

Kun reading compounds

  • 群れる 【むれる】 to crowd, to flock, to swarm
  • 群れ 【むれ】 group, crowd, flock, herd, bevy, school, swarm, cluster (e.g. of stars), clump, pack (e.g. of dogs)
  • 群れる 【むれる】 to crowd, to flock, to swarm
  • 群 【むら】 gathering
  • 群がる 【むらがる】 to swarm, to gather
  • 魚群 【ぎょぐん】 school of fish, shoal of fish
  • 葉群 【はむら】 leaves, foliage
  • 群がる 【むらがる】 to swarm, to gather


Japanese names:
ぐり、 ぐ、 こお、 こおり、 ごうり
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • manada
  • rebaño
  • grupo
  • gentío
  • multitud
  • tropel
  • hacinarse
  • amontonarse
  • aglomerarse


  • bando
  • grupo
  • multidão
  • manada
  • enxame
  • cacho


  • troupeau
  • groupe
  • foule
  • essaim
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826 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3667 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
769 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
834 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1924 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
794 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
808 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
489 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1569 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1942 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1037 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1400 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1171 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
28498 Morohashi
1540 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4666 New Nelson (John Haig)
1163 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1247 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
773 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3555 2001 Kanji
3d10.14 The Kanji Dictionary
1-7-6 SKIP code
1865.1 Four corner code
1-23-18 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7fa4 Unicode hex code