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Re: Please help me identify these names...


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Posted by Jeff on May 30, 2003 at 18:33:25:

In Reply to: Re: Please help me identify these names... posted by Lisa c on May 16, 2001 at 11:48:44:

"Kang" means river in Korean and also in Hokkien (Chinese dialect). They sound nearly identical in both languages - pronounced more like "kung". The linguists and anthropologists should figure out if there is a connection in the two "tribes". Coincidently, It is also a surname in name in both languages. I'm not sure if "Kang" means the same thing in Vietnamese and whether or not it is Vietnamese surname.

: It's very hard to determine origin of name based on the English transliteration. I've put what the origin based on what I've seen from friends etc. Not guaranteed to be accurate.

: : Cho Korean
: : Lee English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese
: : Damasuren Thai, Indonesian or similar language
: : Ovipaarator "
: : Barashan "
: : Dee Chinese
: : Cheng Chinese
: : Liu Chinese
: : Fang Chinese
: : Kang Looks like Chinese/Vietnamese but am unfamiliar w/this as a surname
: : Qing Chinese
: : Lao Looks like Chinese, but am unfamiliar w/this
: : Fung Chinese

: Note: In Thailand and Indonesia, Chinese are not allowed to keep their surnames. They have to change to a Thai or Indonesian one.




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