Che (surname)

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Che (车/車)
PronunciationChē (Mandarin)
Language(s)Old Chinese
MeaningChariot, wagon
Other names
Derivative(s)Cha (Korean)

Che is the Mandarin pinyin romanization of the Chinese surname written in simplified Chinese and in traditional Chinese. It is listed 229th in the Song dynasty classic text Hundred Family Surnames.[1] As of 2008, it is the 191st most common surname in China, shared by 540,000 people.[2] It is romanized Cha in Korean.

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  1. ^ "百家姓" [Hundred Family Surnames] (in Chinese). Guoxue. Retrieved 2014-10-25.
  2. ^ 中国最新300大姓排名(2008) [300 most common surnames in China (2008)] (in Chinese). 2009-01-06. Retrieved 2014-10-25.