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Indonesian term or phrase:Tionghoa
English translation:Chinese
Entered by: Katriana Vader
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16:56 Apr 3, 2002
Indonesian to English translations [Non-PRO]
Indonesian term or phrase: Tionghoa
What area of China is a "Tionghoa" from?
Katriana Vader
United States
Local time: 21:07
Chinese [generic]
Explanation:
Dear Katrina,

It's the generic Indonesian term for Chinese. Don't think it refers to chinese people from any particular area of China.

China is also called Tiongkok in Indonesian.
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yam2u
United States
Local time: 00:07
Grading comment
Thanks very much for the very helpful answer. I couldn't figure out it this was a special area of China.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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3 +2Chinese [generic]
yam2u


  

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26 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +2
Chinese [generic]


Explanation:
Dear Katrina,

It's the generic Indonesian term for Chinese. Don't think it refers to chinese people from any particular area of China.

China is also called Tiongkok in Indonesian.

yam2u
United States
Local time: 00:07
Native speaker of: Native in MalayMalay, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 48
Grading comment
Thanks very much for the very helpful answer. I couldn't figure out it this was a special area of China.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Louis SOETEDJA: Correct.... the word Tionghoa and Tiongkok referes to 'Chinese' and 'China' but these are words that are no more used presently.
5 hrs

agree  Rayindra
22 hrs
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