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Regular Expression Details

Title Test Find Dutch Last Names
Expression
^[A-Z][a-z]+((e(m|ng)|str)a)$
Description
How do you tell whether a last name is of Dutch origin? This pattern captures the -enga's, -stra's, and -ema's. There are also other Dutch names that don't end with these three "suffixes" but you know it's Dutch if it ends with either of those three.
Matches
Wiersema, Huizenga, Dykstra, Drolema, Hamstra
Non-Matches
Bistro, Hamstring, Anselmi, Manga
Author Rating: Not yet rated. Mickael Caruso
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