Taiwanese Culture


The primary author of this profile was Chara Scroope (2016), with the Naming section authored by Nina Evason (2021).


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  • United Kingdom Government. (2006). A Guide to Names and Naming Practices. Retrieved from https://www.fbiic.gov/public/2008/nov/Naming_practice_guide_UK_2006.pdf
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