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Happy New Year to all Hakka friends,
I remember at one time I was watching a movie starring Hongkong actor
Samuel Hui. The author of the book was the famous writer Louis Cha (He
founded Ming Pao). Well in the movie, a part of it had a group of female
Chinese minority coming out in the scene and they spoke a kind of dialect
very similar to Hakka. For a while, I thought it was hakka.
Two days ago, I watched a documentary in Singapore about Hakkas in China.
And I saw a few Hakka ladies dressing like minority. I believe, the
dressing is YunNan style.
What I am interested in is why is the minority in YunNan speaking a kind of
dialect so similar to Hakka? Did they move from the North just like
Sometimes, due to the similarity of Hakka with Mandarin, I really believe
that, historically, Hakkas and Mandarin speaking people had been two
neighbouring groups of people. Somehow, the Hakkas had to leave their
lands because of wars and conflicts. And so were the Cantonese. Hakka
language has been very similar with Cantonese too. (See, almost all Hakka
people can learn this language easily.) They might had moved south earlier
than the Hakkas.
Also, I have like to ask if any one has heard of the language spoken by