Type Surname (from nickname)
Scripts سيكومبڠ (Minangkabau Jawi)
Other Forms FormsSigumbang
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Contributor Contrib.highexpectasians on 7/9/2019
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. This is the name of a Minangkabau suku (tribe) from West Sumatra in Indonesia. However, only some Minangkabau families choose to use tribal names such as this one as surnames for their children (this practise is otherwise unregulated and unpopular among other Minang).