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You are Hakka, but your Ancestor was Pre-Hakka
Don't be angry. If you understand my points clearly, a Hakka doesn't have
to get a Hakka ancestor more than a millennium years ago. Zhang Jiuling as
a Guangdongren at that time was Pre-Hakka, Pre-Cantonese, Pre-Min, etc.
Remember my comparison to the Bauers. Mr. Z. Bauer spoke German when he
came in 1600 to the New Continent and had no sense of US at at. Now his
children speak English, French and Spanish in US, Quebec and Meixico. I
think no one insists that Mr. Z. Bauer is US, or Canadian or Meixican
because his children are!
Moreover, I met some Cantonese Cheungs who claim Zhang Jiuling as ancestor,
but it is not important according to my interpretation. Hakka did not exist
as a group feeling at that old days, they first appeared after 1700,
comparable to US citizenship. Pre-Hakka and Pre-cantonese called themselves
Tangren before they had conflict with each other. Compare the case of India
If we trace back in the traditional way, then Adam is a Hakka.
At 09:17 PM 2000/1/7 EST, you wrote:
>So Zhang Jiu Ling, isn't Hakka ? Okay you might be stepping over the line,
>he had One son, I am and Jonathan Teoh is also of this line, and we seem to
>be Hakka/Jiaying Ren, I might not have the rudimentaries of the Hakka
>language down, but I Do feel Hakka...Now how is it that my Zuk Pu says he's
>a Hakka many years before the Hakka Conference labeled Him as Hakka.
>He was the one who pioneered our families migration south, he is a well
>respected ancestor, first only to our "Lok Zi Po" who pioneered our
>Migration from Shanghang to Wuhua (I still don't get, how he ended up in
>GuangDong, when our Migration into Guangdong started from Fujian, But I'll
>I have never met any Cantonese Cheung or Minnan Teoh (Except for the Hakka
>Teohs), that can trace back to our line yet.
>Please show my ancestor some respect. Thank you.
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