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Re: Hakka is Tangren, not Xiongnu
> However, the danger which prevails today is the massive
> assimilation of Hakka into Cantonese in Hong Kong and Guangdong, into Min
> Taiwan and Fujian.
It is also happening in South-east Asia.
However, eg. in Singapore, the people identified themselves less and less
on their ethnic dialect group. Most people here speak English and Mandarin,
following China and Taiwan's footsteps.
> The solution may be ironical: unless Hakka people can establish an
> system and job market and use his tongue naturally like those of other
> groups, Hakka cannot survive. To use other dialects for education and job
> seeking means an end to Hakka. I hope friends in the Hakka forum can
Just for information, the greatest timber deal in the world was hatched by
2 Chinese tycoons, 1 in East Malaysia and 1 in Indonesia. The reason given
for them being able to get on so well with each other is that both are
Hakkas and use Hakka in their conversations. This event happened only a few
years ago. When I can recall the names of these 2 persons, I will post it