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Re: Enjoyed your homepage...
Thanks for your compliment. I am forwarding your msg to our Hakka Global
Network and the Hakka Forum. You are welcome to join us for the discussion
by writing to both.
I think there is a reference on Hakka dictionary in the resource link.
Hakfa is a short form for Hakka fa
HakNgin is a short form for Hakka Ngin.
I don't see either one is wrong or exclusive of the other.
On Mon, 27 Jan 1997, Gian Carlo Torrano wrote:
> Hi Mr. Lee,
> I enjoyed your page on Hakka language and culture very much. I
> study Chinese in my free time and majored in Chinese language as an
> undergraduate student. I have been interested in learning some Hakka
> for a long time but I cannot find any dictionaries. I wonder if you are
> familiar with any good Hakka dictionaries on the market. If you do,
> could you please let me know? This would be very useful for me.
> By the way, I thought this might be interesting to you: I was
> born and grew up in Panama (Central America) where there is a large
> overseas Chinese community. I don't have any statistics, but a large
> proportion of Panamanian Chinese are Hakka and still speak the Hakka
> language. A few of the wealthiest Panamanian Chinese are also Hakka.
> One person I met in Panama, however, told me that Hakka people don't
> call themselves Hakkangian, but rather Hakngian - and their language is
> properly called Hakfa, not Hakkafa. Is this true?
> Well, hope to hear from you.
> Gian Carlo Torrano