Type Surname (from location)
Scripts تنجوڠ (Minangkabau Jawi)
Other Forms FormsTandjung, Tanjoeng, Tandjoeng, Tanjuang
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Contributor Contrib.highexpectasians on 4/26/2019
Derived from Malay and Indonesian tanjung meaning "cape, headland, point". This is the name of both a coastal Minangkabau suku (tribe) from West Sumatra and a Batak tribe from North Sumatra. 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).