Chinese loanwords in the Indonesian language are spread everywhere in most of every corner of the Indonesian region. Since Indonesian Chinese are the part of Indonesian tribes that riches the Indonesian culture, that makes sense the language affiliated to them such as one of the popular ethnic groups in Aceh.
Chinese Indonesian becomes one of the famous tribes in Indonesia so many years ago. They have their Chinese language that becomes easily heard by Indonesian. That makes Indonesian sometimes accidentally use their language that made a Chinese loanword in the Indonesian language well known easily.
Chinese Indonesian are known living in Indonesia for so many years ago. That makes there are so many of them that live in most Indonesian regions. The facts make their Chinese loanwords in the Indonesian language in society. It even appears in some of the common girl names in Indonesia and common boy names in Indonesia.
For so many years, Chinese Indonesian lived happily and peacefully among other Indonesian as well such as one of the popular best Indonesian actor stars. That makes the language becomes easier to affiliate, which makes Indonesian has Chinese loanwords in the Indonesian language for their daily life.
Speaking of it, this time we have some of the most popular Chinese loanwords in the Indonesian language below. Let’s see of them below!
|No.||Indonesia Loanword||Chinese origin||Meaning|
|1||Acik||A-che||Older women, it can be elder sister or aunt|
|3||Amsiong||Am-siong||Broken, internal injury, bad luck|
|5||Angpau||Ang Pao||The red envelope that usually filled with money in Chinese New Year|
|6||Bakiak||Bak Kiah||A sandal that made of wood|
|7||Bakpia||Bah pian||Related to pia snack|
|8||Bacang||Bak Cang||Kind of sticky rice dumpling|
|9||Bakpau||Bah pau||Kind of bun|
|11||Bakwan||Bah-oan||Bala-Bala, a type of snack made of wheat that is deep-fried properly|
|14||Ceban||Chit ban||Related to IDR10000|
|15||Cepek||Chit peh||Related to IDR100|
|17||Capgome||Chap-go-me||Festival in Chinese New Year|
|20||Dim sum||Dim-sam||Dumpling snack|
|23||Engkong||A-kong||Paternal/ maternal Grandfather|
|27||Gocap||Go-chap||Related to IDR50|
|28||Gopek||Go-pah||Related to IDR500|
|31||Jibun||Sip-hun||Extremely, much in the amount|
|37||Kerangkeng||Long-Keng||Prison, jail, cage|
|39||Kong hu Cu||Kong hu Cu||Confucius|
|40||Kongkalikong||Kong ka li kong||Public shares your discussion|
|41||Kongko||Kong ko||Tell stories, chat with others, hang out|
|43||Koyo||Kau yok||Medical patch|
|44||Letoi||Lek Thoe||Weak, related to tiredness|
|46||Lonceng||Loan cheng||Bell ring|
|47||Lontong||Longtong||Typical rice that wrapped in banana leaf|
|48||Mihun||Mi hun||Glass noodles|
|52||Pecun||Pe Chun||Dragon boat festivals|
|55||Siong||Sion||Cigarette of incense|
|57||Taci||Toa Che||Older sister|
|62||Toko||Tho Kho||small shop|
|64||Micin||Mei zing||Glutamate flavoring|
So, there are some of the most popular Chinese loanwords in the Indonesian language. Have you ever heard them all? Which one that become your favorite so far?