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Re: Chinese surname Oen, Boen, Oon or Wen???


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Posted by Calvin Cheng on December 18, 1997 at 10:36:39:

In Reply to: Chinese surname Oen, Boen, Oon or Wen??? posted by Fien Lesmana on August 24, 1997 at 20:38:18:

The surname is Wen is Mandarin Pinyin, Oen or Oon being rough anglicized forms.
Without the exact chinese character, it'd be hard to say whether it is wen1 or wen2.
It is probably wen1 (same character as first character for temperature in Chinese).

I find it extrenely sad that the Chinese in Indonesia are forced to lose their Chinese names. Losing your name is losing your heritage. It would be good if you can make an effort to find out your roots and pass it down to your children.



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