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- adj. Of or relating to the Hakka people
- proper n. A Chinese dialect spoken by Hakka people
Sorry, no etymologies found.
As for 'mainland' being a KMT-sourced phrase, didn't the Taiwanese born Hakkanese author also use the phrase 'mainland' in his book 'Orphan of Asia'?
I'll admit 'Tangshan' is a new one on me, all I'm going on is Wu Zhuoliu's (a Hakkanese Taiwanese) use of 'dalu' in the Chinese version of his book 'Orphan of Asia' (which was itself originally published in Japanese).
Does that benefit speakers of Taiwanese, Hakkanese and other languages who don't even care much about romanization themselves?
Just as Japanese and Arabic require different systems, so too do Mandarin, Hakkanese, Hoklo, and each indigenous language.
Forcing children to learn the Fujian dialect as a requirement in school even though they are Hakkanese or only speak Mandarin.
Like how he also uses KMT tricks to pit the Hokklo speakers against the Hakkanese, Han and aboriginals?
5 I have to second the first commenter, the Hakkanese in Miaoli were solidly KMT, people there often talked about the role they had played in crushing a particular rebellion against the emperor as an example of their perfidiousness - but I cannot remember the exact details.