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Chinese Loanwords in Dutch
(2,032 words)

Most work on loanwords in Dutch has been done by Nicoline van der Sijs, alone or with others (Van der Sijs 2002, 2005; Van Veen and Van der Sijs 1997; cf. Philippa et al. 2003–2009). The notes below on Chinese loanwords in Dutch are based on data and etymologies assembled by her and her colleagues; where appropriate I have corrected or added transcriptions and characters to the Chinese source elements identified and added a few asides here and there.

Van Veen and Van der Sijs (1997) list about 60–70 Dutch vocabulary items of Chinese origin. Their list includes loan transla…

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Rint SYBESMA, “Chinese Loanwords in Dutch”, in: Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics, General Editor Rint Sybesma. Consulted online on 27 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2210-7363_ecll_COM_000200>
First published online: 2015

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