Usage Malay, Indonesian, Banjar, Armenian, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Indian, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Korean, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Urdu, Uzbek
Scripts کوچيڠ(Malay Jawi) Կուչինգ(Armenian) Кучинг(Bulgarian, Russian, Uzbek Cyrillic) कुचिंग(Hindi) 쿠칭(Korean Hangul) کوچینگ(Persian, Urdu) กูชิง(Thai)
Pronounced Pron. koo-CHENG(Malay) koo-CHEENGG(Armenian, Spanish) KOO-ching(English) KUY-SHEENG(French) KOO-CHEENG(Korean) KOO-chink(Russian) koo-CHEENG(Thai) [key·IPA]
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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 (gǔ) meaning "old, ancient" combined with 井 (jǐng) meaning "well, pit". This is the name of the capital city of the Malaysian state of Sarawak.