Chinese surname meaning 'forest'

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Last seen on: USA Today Crossword – Sep 22 2022

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Lin ([lǐn]; Chinese: 林; pinyin: Lín) is the Mandarin romanization of the Chinese surname written 林. It is also used in Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Cambodia.

Among Taiwan and Chinese families from abroad, it is sometimes pronounced and spelled as Lim because many Chinese descendants are part of the Southern Min diaspora and speak Min Nan, Hokkien or Teochew. In Cantonese-speaking regions such as Hong Kong and Macau it is spelled as Lam or Lum.

It is listed 147th on the Hundred Family Surnames.Within mainland China, it is currently the 18th most common surname.

In Japan, the character 林 is also used but goes by the pronunciation Hayashi, which is the 19th most common surname in Japan.

King Zhou of Shang (reigned 1154 to 1122 BC), the last king of the Shang dynasty, had three uncles advising him and his administration. The king’s uncles were Prince Bi Gan, Prince Jizi, and Prince Weizi. Together the three princes were known as “The Three Kind-Hearted Men of Shang” in the kingdom. Prince Bi Gan was the son of King Wen Ding; he was the brother of King Zhou’s father and, thus, was King Zhou’s uncle, and served as the king’s chancellor.

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