Kwak (Korean surname)

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Kwak
Hangul
Hanja /
Revised Romanization Gwak
McCune–Reischauer Kwak

Kwak ( or ), spelled 곽 in hangul is a surname in Korea. The name can be traced as early as the Kim Silla kingdom. Today an estimated 187,000 people in Korea carry the name.[citation needed] They use the same Chinese character as the Guo/Kuo/Kwok of China. There are different transliterations of the name, but in South Korea, the emerging new spelling is Kwark[1][citation needed], presumably following the lead of Park. Kwak is often mispronounced as Quack. Other variations of Kwak spelled by Koreans include Kwalk, Gwak, Kwark Kwalk, and Koak.

The Vietnamese use Quach. The Japanese use Kaku.[citation needed] The Chinese Indonesians use Kwik.[2]

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