Minangkabau Submitted Surnames

Minangkabau names are used on the island of Sumatra, a part of Indonesia.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Caniago چانياڬو Minangkabau
Variant of Chaniago.
Chaniago چانياڬو Minangkabau
Derived from Malay niaga meaning "trade, business, commerce". This is the name of a Minangkabau suku (tribe).
Piliang Minangkabau
Probably derived from Indonesian pili meaning "a lot, many" and hyang meaning "god, deity" or the phrase pili hyang meaning "the god, the deity" (most likely referring to the Hindu-influenced gods that were worshiped before the arrival of Islam in the Indonesian archipelago)... [more]
Sigumbang سيكومبڠ Indonesian, Minangkabau
Alternate transcription of Sikumbang.
Sikumbang سيكومبڠ Minangkabau
Allegedly from the phrase si kumbang meaning "black tiger", probably derived from Minangkabau kumbang which can mean "beetle" or "tiger, leopard". The name may have been used to refer to Tamil settlers from southern India who had darker skin and practised a tiger-like form of martial arts... [more]
Tanjung تنجوڠ Minangkabau, Batak
From Indonesian tanjung meaning "cape, headland, point". This is the name of both a Minangkabau tribe from West Sumatra and a Batak tribe from North Sumatra.