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You don't have to change your name in Indonesia

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Posted by Lin Zong-he on August 19, 2001 at 23:42:58:

In Reply to: Re: Please help me identify these names... posted by Lisa C on May 18, 2001 at 12:24:18:

but it was highly advisable. I know a few Indonesian chinese who did not change their names. They had some problems with university entrance exams, ham radio license etc but nothing really major. It's rather ironic that the chinese take on Indonesian (javanese, sundanese) names while the javanese, sundanese take on arabic names...

: Depending on the dialect and the language it was transliterated too you could get an infinite variation.

: I have a feeling the name Dee could be the character for 'thank you'. In the US, I've seen all these used for that character - Der, Tse, Xie.

: Damasuren is probably an Indonesian (or that language group, Malay) name and not necessarily having to do w/the Chinese name at all. As I mentioned b/4 in Thailand and Indonesia, Chinese are not allowed to use their own names, but MUST have a Thai or Indonesian surname.

: Many names in China are in Korea and Vietname b/c way back when China was either in power there or influenced them greatly. The Cho character is grass.

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