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Kongsi
also called "clan halls" and has one more synonym

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  1. are benevolent organizations of popular origin found among overseas Chinese communities for individuals with the same surname

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    created by user picturefactobot on March 16, 2009
  2. This type of social practice arose, it is held, several centuries ago in China

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  3. The Chinese word Kongsi is used in modern Chinese to mean a commercial "company"

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  4. The system of kongsi was utilized by Chinese throughout the diaspora to overcome economic difficulty, social ostracism, and oppression

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  5. In today's overseas Chinese communities throughout the world, this approach has been adapted to the modern environment, including political and legal factors

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