Template:Malay name

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This is a Malay name; the name {{{2}}} is a patronymic, not a family name, and the person should be referred to by the given name, {{{1}}}.
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Syntax[edit]

{{Malay name|[given name]|[patronymic]|note=on (optional)}}

Usage[edit]

This template is a hatnote that can be put at the top of a biographical article to explain to readers that the second element of a Malay name is not the family name but a patronymic, that is, the given name of his or her father. The parameters that the template takes are listed below:

Parameter Description
[given name] Replace this term with the person's given or personal name(s).
[patronymic] Replace this term with the person's patronymic, or father's name.
note Optional: if "note=on", the following explanatory note is displayed: "The Arabic word bin (b.) or binti/binte (bt./bte.), if used, means 'son of' or 'daughter of' respectively." These abbreviations are often used by Malays in Malaysia and Singapore. If "note=off" or the "note" parameter is omitted, the explanatory note is not displayed.

Example[edit]

Wikitext Result
{{Malay name|Zubir|Said}}
This is a Malay name; the name Said is a patronymic, not a family name, and the person should be referred to by the given name, Zubir.
{{Malay name|Mohammad Said|Yusof|note=on}}
This is a Malay name; the name Yusof is a patronymic, not a family name, and the person should be referred to by the given name, Mohammad Said. The Arabic word "bin" ("b.") or "binti"/"binte" ("bt."/"bte."), if used, means "son of" or "daughter of" respectively.