Minangkabau Submitted Surnames

Minangkabau names are used on the island of Sumatra, a part of Indonesia.
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CANIAGO چانياڬو Indonesian, Minangkabau
Variant of CHANIAGO.
CHANIAGO چانياڬو Indonesian, Minangkabau
Derived from Malay niaga meaning "trade, business, commerce", used to refer to an ancient group of Buddhist merchants affiliated with the clan. This is the name of a Minangkabau suku (tribe) from West Sumatra.
PILIANG Indonesian, Minangkabau
Probably derived from Indonesian pili meaning "a lot" and hyang "God, spirit, deity" or pili hyang meaning "the god, the deity" (thus forming the term peleh meaning "many gods") probably referring to the old Hindu-influenced gods that were worshiped before the arrival of Islam... [more]
SIKUMBANG سيكومبڠ Indonesian, Minangkabau
Allegedly from the phrase si kumbang meaning "black tiger", probably derived from Minangkabau kumbang which can mean "beetle" or "tiger, leopard". In this sense, the name may have been used to refer to Tamil settlers from present-day India who had darker skin and practised a tiger-like form of martial arts... [more]
TANJUNG تنجوڠ Indonesian, Minangkabau, Batak
From Malay and Indonesian tanjung meaning "cape, headland, point". This is the name of both a Minangkabau suku (tribe) from West Sumatra and a Batak tribe from North Sumatra.
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