- n. Chinese dialect spoken in the greater Taishan area of Guangdong Province, China; a dialect of Yue Chinese (Cantonese).
- n. A person who speaks the dialect of Taishanese
- n. A person from the area; or descended from people of the area of greater Taishan in Guangdong Province, China;
- adj. pertaining to the area of greater Taishan of Guangdong Province, China; its people; their descendants; the main dialect of the region
- Taishan + -ese. From the Putonghua pronouncation for 台山 rendered into pinyin as Taishan (Wiktionary)
“Mr. Liao said. is a fierce one even in Chinatowns in the United States, where many residents traditionally spoke Cantonese or a related language called Taishanese because their families came from”
“In the US, there is a large number of Chinese who are descendants of immigrants from the otherwise unremarkable Guangdong region of Taishan (Toisan in Cantonese), who speak a distinctive dialect of Cantonese called Taishanese (or Toishanese).”
“It was the port of entry for early Taishanese and Zhongshanese Chinese immigrants from the southern Guangdong province of China from the 1850′s to the 1900′s.”
“The majority of the Chinese shopkeepers, restaurant owners, and hired workers in Chinatown were predominantly Taishanese and male.”
“To a Taishanese ear it is actually much more potent than that.”
“The Chinese words spoken in this book are a combination of the Cantonese and Taishanese dialects of southern China.”
“Both of his parents were also born in China and Locke spoke Taishanese, a Chinese dialect, at home in Seattle.”
“They can always teach their kids Tibetan at home...my cousins in China are forced to learn Mandarin (their dialect is Taishanese) too.”
“They spoke the Taishanese dialect, which is derived from and somewhat similar to Cantonese.”
“Perhaps the most prominent Taishanese descendant in the United States is Gary Locke, the current commerce secretary and former governor of the state of Washington.”
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