ChaniagoچانياڬوMinangkabau Derived from Malay niaga meaning "trade, business, commerce". This is the name of a Minangkabau suku (tribe).
PiliangMinangkabau 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]
SikumbangسيكومبڠMinangkabau 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]
TanjungتنجوڠMinangkabau, 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.