Ni (surname)

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Ni (倪)
PronunciationNi (Mandarin)
Ngai (Cantonese)
Language(s)Old Chinese
Other names
Variant(s)Ngai, Nee

Ni is the Mandarin pinyin and Wade–Giles romanization of the Chinese surname written in Chinese character. It is romanized Ngai in Cantonese. Ni is listed 71st in the Song dynasty classic text Hundred Family Surnames.[1] As of 2008, it is the 116th most common surname in China, shared by 1.4 million people.[2]

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  1. ^ "百家姓" [Hundred Family Surnames] (in Chinese). Guoxue. Retrieved 2014-09-25.
  2. ^ "中国最新300大姓排名(2008)" [300 most common surnames in China (2008)] (in Chinese). 2009-01-06. Retrieved 2014-09-25.