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Type Settlement
Usage Malay, English
Scripts کوچيڠ(Malay Jawi)
Pronounced Pron. /ku.ˈt͡ʃeŋ/(Malay) /ˈkuː.tʃɪŋ/(English)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

Probably either derived from Malay kucing meaning "cat" or from Cochin (or Kochi), the name of a city in India. Other theories suggest that the name comes from Malay mata kucing, the name of a type of fruit, or from Chinese 古 () meaning "past, classic, old" combined with 井 (jǐng) meaning "well, mine shaft, pit". This is the name of the capital city of the Malaysian state of Sarawak.
Added 11/4/2020 by HL
Edited 9/9/2021 by HL