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    Lightbulb Japanese-Indian surnames

    I have noticed that the Japanese and the Indians shared quite a few identical surnames. Here is a short list of what I have found :

    - Chiba
    - Nara
    - Nita
    - Sen
    - Yamura

    Just coincidences, but still interesting...

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    Hmm... had no idea. I just assumed those names were exclusively Japanese. I wonder how many other names might be cross-cultural. A little off-topic but recently i've had a batch of new students with interesting names i've not heard before like "Kirika", "Sea" (never seen that spelling, pronounced like Seiya), "Ramu" (like ramune). All were girl's names coincidentally.

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    Chiba
    A powerful family of Shimousa country of the Middle Ages.
    Ǖ.(KANMU HEISHI YOSHIFUMI family)
    They lived in Shimousa country Chiba county.
    http://www.myj7000.jp-biz.net/clan/01/011/01116.htm

    NITTA
    The families of Genji.
    A family of SEIWA Genji,
    They based on Ueno country (Gunma).
    Because they developed Nitta in Ueno, they introduced themselves as "Vc(Nitta)"
    http://sky.zero.ad.jp/~zac28831/syashin-nt01.htm

    Sanskrit came to Japan with Buddhism.
    In Japanese,The etymology has Sanskrit a bit.
    http://www.mypress.jp/v2_writers/hir...ory_id=1358960

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    I think I'll try to find some information on this too ....MM

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    My teacher's surname is Nara and he's indian.

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    Yes, it is interesting.

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    Chiba is a pretty word what does it mean?

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