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Trịnh is a Vietnamese family name, which is also common in some countries such as China (Zheng, ), Korea (Jung, Jeong). A considerable portion of families that bear the surname Trinh are ethnically Chinese, many of whom immigrated to Vietnam during the Republic of China period and even earlier in the Qing Dynasty.

Vietnamese people ethnic group

The Vietnamese people or the Kinh people, are an ethnic group originating from present-day northern Vietnam. They are the majority ethnic group of Vietnam, comprising 86% of the population at the 1999 census, and are officially known as Kinh to distinguish them from other ethnic groups in Vietnam. The earliest recorded name for the ancient Vietnamese people appears as Lạc.

Zheng (surname) Surname list

Zhèng or Cheng (Wade-Giles) is a Chinese surname and also the name of an ancient state in today's Henan province. It is written as 鄭 in traditional Chinese and 郑 in simplified Chinese.


Eugene H. Trinh Vietnamese-American astronaut

Eugene Huu-Chau "Gene" Trinh is a Vietnamese American biochemist who flew aboard NASA Space Shuttle mission STS-50 as a Payload Specialist, becoming the first Vietnamese American astronaut in space.

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Trịnh Công Sơn was a famous Vietnamese, musician, songwriter, painter and poet. He, along with Phạm Duy and Văn Cao, is an important figure in modern (non-classical) Vietnamese music. Many of Trịnh's songs are love songs. Others are anti-war songs, written during and about the Vietnam War; some of them were censored by the southern Republic of Vietnam and later by the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. Many performing artists, most notably Khánh Ly and Hồng Nhung, have interpreted Trinh Cong Son's music.

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