English edit

Etymology edit

From various Chinese surnames, including:

The Philippine pronunciation is influenced by Tagalog ng.

Pronunciation edit

Proper noun edit

Ng (plural Ngs)

  1. A surname from Chinese.

Statistics edit

  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Ng is the 1,125th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 31,210 individuals. Ng is most common among Asian/Pacific Islander (93.2%) individuals.

Anagrams edit

Angami edit

Letter edit

Ng

  1. The sixteenth letter of the Angami alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also edit

Indonesian edit

Etymology 1 edit

From Hakka (Ǹg).

Proper noun edit

Ng

  1. a surname from Hakka

Etymology 2 edit

From Hakka (Ńg).

Proper noun edit

Ng

  1. a surname from Hakka

Lingala edit

Pronunciation edit

Letter edit

Ng (lower case ng)

  1. A letter of the Lingala alphabet, written in the Latin script.

Tagalog edit

Etymology 1 edit

From the usage of the ⟨ng̃⟩ digraph in the Spanish-based orthography to represent /ŋ/. Each pronunciation has a different source:

  • Filipino alphabet pronunciation is influenced by English N and English G.
  • Abakada alphabet pronunciation is influenced by Baybayin character (nga).

Alternative forms edit

Pronunciation edit

  • Hyphenation: Ng
  • (letter name, Filipino alphabet): IPA(key): /ˈʔen dji/, [ˈʔɛn d͡ʒɪ]
  • (letter name, Abakada alphabet): IPA(key): /ˈŋa/, [ˈŋa]
  • (phoneme): IPA(key): /ŋ/, [ŋ]
  • Rhymes: -en dji, -a

Letter edit

Ng (upper case, lower case ng, Baybayin spelling ᜁᜈ᜔ ᜇ᜔ᜌᜒ)

  1. The sixteenth letter of the Tagalog alphabet (Filipino alphabet), called en dyi and written in the Latin script.
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Letter edit

Ng (upper case, lower case ng, Baybayin spelling )

  1. The twelfth letter of the Tagalog alphabet (Abakada alphabet), called nga and written in the Latin script.

Etymology 2 edit

From Hokkien (N̂g). The pronunciation of the surname in Tagalog is influenced by the word, ng.

Pronunciation edit

Proper noun edit

Ng (Baybayin spelling ᜈᜅ᜔)

  1. a Chinese Filipino surname from Min Nan

See also edit

Etymology 3 edit

From English Ng, from Cantonese (ng4). The pronunciation of the surname in Tagalog is influenced by the word, ng.

Pronunciation edit

Proper noun edit

Ng (Baybayin spelling ᜈᜅ᜔)

  1. a Chinese Filipino surname from Cantonese

See also edit

Further reading edit

  • Ng”, in Pambansang Diksiyonaryo | Diksiyonaryo.ph, Manila, 2018

Welsh edit

Pronunciation edit

Letter edit

Ng (upper case, lower case ng)

  1. The eleventh letter of the Welsh alphabet, called eng and written in the Latin script. It is preceded by G and followed by H.

Mutation edit

  • Ng is the nasal mutation of G and cannot be mutated itself.

See also edit

Further reading edit

  • R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present), “Ng”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies