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Taiwanese Hokkien (臺灣福建話 or 臺灣閩南語), commonly known as Taiwanese (Tâi-oân-oē 臺灣 or Tâi-gí 臺語), is the Hokkien dialect of Min Nan as spoken by about 70% of the population of Taiwan.[3] The largest linguistic group in Taiwan, in which Hokkien is considered a native language, is known as Hoklo or Holo (Hō-ló). The correlation between language and ethnicity is generally true, though not absolute, as some Hoklo speak Hokkien poorly while some non-Hoklo speak Hokkien fluently. Pe̍h-ōe-jī (POJ) is a popular orthography for this variant of Hokkien.
Taiwanese Hokkien is generally similar to Amoy. Minor differences only occur in terms of vocabulary. Like Amoy, Taiwanese Hokkien is based on a mixture of Zhangzhou and Quanzhou speech. Due to the mass popularity of Hokkien entertainment media from Taiwan, Taiwanese Hokkien has grown to become the more influential Hokkien dialect of Min Nan, especially since the 1980s. Along with Amoy, the Taiwanese prestige dialect (based on the Tâi-lâm variant) is regarded as ‘standard Hokkien.’

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The Hokkien community is the largest Chinese dialect group in Singapore. According to the 2000 Singapore census, Hokkiens constituted 41% of the Chinese population in the country. The Hokkiens here trace their origins to the Fujian province in China.

The Hokkiens in Singapore originated from districts such as Anxi, Nanan, Huian, Jinjiang, Xiamen and Jinmen in China's Fujian province. Many Hokkiens had left China due to rural poverty, overcrowding and insufficient land for farming. They had heard about the Nanyang region and decided to venture here in the early 19th century in search of a better life. Many of them migrated to Malacca, Malaysia first before moving farther south to Singapore. When they arrived in Singapore, the Hokkiens settled in the business areas around the Singapore River, especially in Telok Ayer, which was then bordering the sea coast.

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Cambodian Hokkien (Chinese: 柬埔寨福建人) commonly known as Khmer Hokkien (Khmer: ខែ្មរ ចិនហុកគៀន) are the descendants of Hokkien Chinese who settled in Cambodia since the earlier part of 12th century. It links specifically to the Chinese populations of Hokkien ancestry for all of Cambodia and other neighbouring regions due to the immigration such as Thailand, Vietnam and America who have retain partially to the whole local customs to be consume into their official individual family's culture or with local community. The result of native culture emerge in domestic costume, initiative has only adopted by The Hokkien ethnic; paralleling to Peranakan in terms of culture and identity of who is Chinese or mixed descent who do not speak Chinese yet remain ethnically and culturally Chinese.[1]
Today, there is a slight decrease in originate culture among the significance number of all Chinese Cambodian group. Begin a Hokkien descent obviously the most simply compromise with the local people since its rural past which sometimes resume to sufficience nationality depending on where they live, evidential for achieve an own term[clarification needed] as Khmer for their pride to be full Cambodian and Hokkien for their preservation toward their ancestors' traditions.

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The Chinese community grew in size during the Portuguese rule of Melaka from 1511 to 1641. A Portuguese navigator and explorer, de Eredia, who spent some time in Melaka in the early seventeenth century, observed that a Chinese village was located in a suburb of Upe, and the residents were the "Chincheows". The word "Chincheows" was probably the Romanized Hokkien word of "Cheangchew" which is the equivalent of the Mandarin pronunciation of "Zhangzhou" (de Eredia 1930: 19). During the early Qing period (1644-1670), some among the southern Chinese who resisted the Manchu conquest, and were unwilling to become Manchu subjects, left their homeland and migrated to Southeast Asia, with a group arriving at Melaka to seek refuge. The majority were from Xiamen (Amoy), Quanzhou and Zhangzhou. Their arrival further boosted the number of Hokkiens among the ethnic Chinese in early Melaka. The fact that the early Chinese Kapitans such as Zheng Fang Yang and Li Wei Jing were of southern Hokkien origins testified to the Hokkiens' predominance and overriding position in the early Chinese community here.

THE ROLE OF HOKKIEN CHINESE IN THE HISTORY OF MALAYSIA AND SINGAPORE
YEN Ching-hwang



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Who are the Hokkiens?
Hokkien is the largest Chinese dialect spoken
among Chinese groups in Malaysia. Originally,
the Hokkien people were the descendants of
the earliest Chinese settlers on the Peninsula who
originated mainly from Fujian (also called Min)
Province in China. Presently, the majority of Chinese
in Malaysia, no matter their ethnic background, use
Hokkien as a trade language to converse with other
Chinese in particular regions.
However, most Chinese in these particular regions
no longer speak a pure form of the various Fujian
dialects. Today they speak a Hokkien which contains
a number of loanwords from Malay and other Chinese
dialect groups.
The Hokkien dialect is the lingua franca for the
Chinese in Johor, Malacca, Penang, Kedah, Perlis,
Terengganu, Kelantan, and Sarawak. As such, the
Hokkien as a trade language is the majority Chinese
language in these states.

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Taiwan, Taiwanese(Hokkien) and Endangered Languages
Another language perspective, also very active at SOAS, is language endangerment and language survival. It is believed that about half of the world’s 6000 languages are not likely to survive another 100 years due to globalisation, and social, economic, technological and political changes. It is already visibly happening fast enough around us.
Few people would go as far as to say that the Taiwanese language is endangered – at least for now. It is still being learnt as a first language by many children, and is spoken in other communities and diasporas in south-east Asia. But it is surely not totally safe. Living here at home, you may feel comfortable – Taiwanese is always available (even increasingly available) on TV, and perhaps when you call your older relatives. But living away, as I have done most of my life, I become more aware of a decline every time I come back to Taiwan; I see that children of my Taipei friends have little competence in the language, and are embarrassed to speak what they know, that parts of the language are disappearing, such as those that relate to passing farming practices, and that the local dialects of Taiwanese, if not already declining, will be threatened by efforts to strengthen the language nationally.
Language endangerment is relevant to Taiwan in several ways. Firstly, it is worth remembering that even languages with very large populations can decline – for example, Irish Gaelic declined as a result of British colonialism and then collapsed when the great potato famine of the mid 19th century killed a large number of the remaining speakers. Similar patterns are occurring today in various parts of the world. In Taiwan, although there are important advances in the recognition and use of Taiwanese, there is still the possibility of political or economic pressure, or of “bottom up” language decline, as ordinary people speak it less and less every day in the home.
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The study on language attitudes shows that the younger generation of Hokkien speakers has positive attitudes towards both Hokkien and Mandarin. The Hokkien speakers in their midtwenties have a strong Hokkien identity reflected in the pride they have in the Hokkien language and their liking for the use of Hokkien in their daily lives, particularly with family members and vendors at hawker stalls. In their perspective, Hokkien does not lose out to Mandarin in
instrumental value and social status although the female Hokkien speakers are inclined to view Mandarin more highly in these respects. This study shows that favourable attitudes towards Hokkien and Mandarin are sustained despite the wide usage of Mandarin in other settings of the transactional domain, shopping complexes in particular, and their social circle. The findings provide support for the additive view of bilingualism proposed by Baker (1992) and indicate that
the frequent use of Mandarin in the daily life may not necessarily subtract from their allegiance to Hokkien. However, as the present study is limited to Hokkien university students in their midtwenties who have not encountered the realities of making languages choices pertaining to work and children, further studies across age groups and social groups are needed to find out how attitudes to Hokkien and Mandarin vary in the face of growing competition from Mandarin as a language of wider communication in the Chinese community.

Young Hokkien speakers’ pride in their ethnic language and Mandarin
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Hokkien opera was born in Taiwan in the late 17th century, flourished in Fujian province of Mainland China, and spread to the same dialect-speaking community in Southeast Asia (e.g., Singapore, Malaysia). As an example of experiential products, the Hokkien Opera has been the most important form of entertainment in Chinese early agricultural community and recent modern society. The leading characters of the Hokkien Opera vividly portray both comical and special events from everyday life. As each character brings a particular emotional and cognitive point-of-view to bear during his or her interactions with story events, multiple window of experience” are open to the viewer. Describing the interaction between the celebrity and the fan, one of thetraditions for Taiwanese folk opera is after the performance, some audiences or fans would go backstage to meet the artistes or give them money for their performance to befriend them. The audiences’ money made up the bulk of the artistes’ income. It’s common to see some artistes even became sworn siblings with members of the audience. The fans, range from their twenties to fifties, mostly regular working women, often brought their idols out for trips or bought them gold chains, cash-stuffed envelopes or precious gifts. Once the celebrity and fans get together, it’s the chance for the fans to catch their idols in the flesh. The activity for fans include giving feedback to the celebrity about the news or the roles being played, being the star-struck teenyboppers,
showing off their scrap books, photo albums, requesting for celebrity’s
autograph/photos, and swapping DVDs or VCDs among fan friends

Entertainment Celebrities and Audiences: The Dynamic Process of
Hedonic and Sensational Experiences
Angela Chang
Assistant Professor, Communication Dept., University of Macau
Taipa, Macau, China SAR

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Every Chinese should know how
to speak Mandarin,” Guangzhou native
Kevin Kong, 29, told Time magazine.
But everyone has the right to speak
their native language. There shouldn’t be
any conflict between the two languages.
Just because you speak Mandarin doesn’t
mean you should give up your mother
language.”

His argument inspired me to pick
up my mother tongue. Problem is, which
is it?

My dad is Cantonese but he speaks
mainly Penang Hokkien, having been
brought up on the island. If pushed, my
mum would plump for “Baba Hokkien”
as her mother tongue.
Tabitha Wang encourages herself to
speak more dialects by singing Ai Piah Jia
Eh Iah (You’ve Got To Fight To Win).

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Hokkiens were the earliest Chinese immigrants in Malaysia and Singapore.
They began to migrate to Melaka after the founding of the Sultanate in the early
fifteenth century. Being strategically located between China, India and the Southeast
Asian archipelago, Melaka was destined to become the hub of a flourishing
international trade and attracted Chinese merchants to its shore. These early traders
appeared to have come from Zhangzhou prefecture in the southern Fujian province,
China. They played such an important role in the international trade of the Sultanate
that their leader was appointed as one of the four Shabbanders by the Sultan
(Sandhu 1961: 5; Sandhu and Wheatley 1983: 96). It was a natural flow of events
that Zhangzhou Hokkiens should become the Chinese pioneers in Melaka, for the
Yue Gang (the Port of Moon) of Zhangzhou emerged as a main trading port in the
southeastern part of China in the period between 1465 and 1505, and Zhangzhou
traders were active in coastal China and the Southeast Asian region (陈自强/ Chen
Zhiqiang 1983: 1-7; 陈吴泉/ Chen Wuquan 1983: 200-204). The Chinese
community grew in size during the Portuguese rule of Melaka from 1511 to 1641. A
Portuguese navigator and explorer, de Eredia, who spent some time in Melaka in the
early seventeenth century, observed that a Chinese village was located in a suburb of
Upe, and the residents were the "Chincheows". The word "Chincheows" was
probably the Romanized Hokkien word of "Cheangchew" which is the equivalent of
the Mandarin pronunciation of "Zhangzhou" (de Eredia 1930: 19). During the early
Qing period (1644-1670), some among the southern Chinese who resisted the
Manchu conquest, and were unwilling to become Manchu subjects, left their
homeland and migrated to Southeast Asia, with a group arriving at Melaka to seek
refuge. The majority were from Xiamen (Amoy), Quanzhou and Zhangzhou. Their
arrival further boosted the number of Hokkiens among the ethnic Chinese in early
Melaka. The fact that the early Chinese Kapitans such as Zheng Fang Yang and Li
Wei Jing were of southern Hokkien origins testified to the Hokkiens' predominance
and overriding position in the early Chinese community here. 



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IN THE HISTORY OF
MALAYSIA AND SINGAPORE

YEN Ching-hwang

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Most Minnan emigrants of Fujian had come from the south of Fujian. They are more adventurous and brave, having experienced the impact of foreigners and ocean culture. Nearly 90 percent of Filipino-Chinese today are descendants of emigrants from Quanzhou and Zhangzhou and the majority of Singapore-Chinese are descendants of Minnan Fujian Rén. It is estimated that there are over 20 million Minnan Rén from South Fujian residing in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Southeast Asia.
Minnan Fujian Rén are not good ideological thinkers but they donate money generously in promoting education and other useful causes. They are strict in controlling their offsprings’ upbringing and behavior. They would not allow their children to be tooWesternized, to behave in un-Chinese ways, nor to become assimilated by the pre-bumiputras of Indonesia or Malaya [the descendants of Chinese immigrants who have become Baba and Nyonya or pernakans (locally born Chinese) who behaved like the natives, eating with their hands, wearing sarong (a piece of cloth wrapped around the waist) and who have been assimilated, gradually loosing their Chineseness]. 

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While most of these Chinese-Filipinos have Hokkien as their first language,
for some of the younger generations, English or Tagalog has become
the first language acquired, supplanting Hokkien, thus the inability
to converse in the Chinese dialect. However, what is distinct with
these younger ethnic Chinese is the inclusion of Hokkien words
and/or phrases when talking to their co-ethnics. These Chinese-
Filipinos tend to shift from Hokkien to Tagalog to English. It is
apparent that this code-switching is a conscious effort to maintain
an ethnic identity and a sense of belongingness to the ethnic Chinese
community, while being members of a larger Filipino community.

- Johanna O. Zulueta

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1. softhearted - n'ng/nuī sīm

2. extremely frustrated, saddened - tuǐ sīm kuāh

3. merciful - tǎi chǔ tǎi pī

4. no choice - boh3/bu3 khoh1 nai3 hoh2 

5. disappointed - chìm sīm, chày sīm

6. repent - kāi kǒh chǔ sīn

7. sourfaced - bǐn ào bǐn tú/chǎo

8. grateful - kām oōn/kām kiěk

9. scared and tensed - kīn tiū/tiōw pǐ pǐ chuǎh

10. unable to have inner peace - pūt tēik ǎnn léng

11. mutual understanding - hǒr siǒng thāy liǒng

12. voice of the heart - sǐm siāh

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Can you match these English words with the Hokkien ones below?

1. World disorder

2. Lose effectiveness

3. Change dynasty

4. Caught being adulterous

5. Matters at this stage

6. Non-negotiable

7. Rise again

8. Heritage

9. Unforseen happening

10. Real gentleman


HOKKIEN 4 WORD EXPRESSIONS:

tiǒng sān chài khì

huàt sēng eè guǎ

liǎh kān chái chng

thuǎn kāh chǐ pòh

sìt khì kǒng hǎo

bǒh tày chǎm sióng

kāi tiów oǎh tǎi

sǔ kǎo lǔ kīm

thiǎn hǎh tǎi luǎn

chèng lín kǔn chù

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We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world. Buddha

A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.
Winston Churchill

Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
Abraham Lincoln

Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world that we must love our enemies - or else? The chain reaction of evil - hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars - must be broken, or else we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
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The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible.
Albert Einstein


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How can you say these words in rhyming Hokkien? Can you? 

1. Blaming everything  

2. Rude and disrespectful to elders

3. Cry regretfully

4. Looking for loopholes

5. Persuade with good intentions

6. Actions, behavior under scrutiny

7. No end to worries

8. Without status (legal)

9. Empathize

10. Secretive

The following are the Hokkien expressions not according to the order above. Can you match them?

chiǒng sīm pī sīm
oàn thī oàn tǎy
siǔ khāng siǔ phǎng
gǎik thī gǎik tǎy
khào sī khào oāh
hō sīm hō chuǐ
īt kī īt tǒng
eē huán chài huǎn
bǒh běng bǒh hǔn
sǐm sǐm pì pǐ

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Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.

Abraham Lincoln

I didn't fail the test, I just found 100 ways to do it wrong.
Benjamin Franklin

Every formula of every religion has in this age of reason, to submit to the acid test of reason and universal assent.
Mahatma Gandhi

Here is the test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: if you're alive, it isn't.
Richard Bach

The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.
F. Scott Fitzgerald

The test of success is not what you do when you are on top. Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.
George S. Patton

Test a servant while in the discharge of his duty, a relative in difficulty, a friend in adversity, and a wife in misfortune.
Chanakya
For one human being to love another; that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation.
Rainer Maria Rilke

Here is a test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: If you're alive, it isn't.
Richard Bach

The test of a man or woman's breeding is how they behave in a quarrel.
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1. Deed Of Bringing Up Someone

    Iōng Iǒk Chǐ Oōn

2. Love At First Sight

    Ìt Kiěn Chiǒng Chěng

3. Caused A Misunderstanding

    Sāi Sěng Gǒh Huěy 

4. Someone To Talk To

    Kōng Oǎy Ěh Tuì Siǒng

5. Emphasize Personal Reputation And
    Dignity

    Tiǒng Bǐn Chù Siòh Bǐn Phuéy

6. Take Advantage Of

    Chǎy Soǒn Hōng Chún

7. All Sorts Of Trials And Tribulations

    Tuǎh Hōng Tuǎh Èng

8. To Be Successful

    Chūt Láng Tǎo Tǎy


9. Extremely Well Informed

    Siǎo Sǐt Chǐn Lǐn Thōng

10. Time Waits For No One

     Sǐ Kān Bǒh Tān Láng


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Any informed borrower is simply less vulnerable to fraud and abuse.
Alan Greenspan

Art is pattern informed by sensibility.
Herbert Read

As citizens we have to be more thoughtful and more educated and more informed. I turn on the TV and I see these grown people screaming at each other, and I think, well, if we don't get our civility back, we're in trouble.
Emmylou Harris

As population susceptibilities are better understood, we will be in a better position than we are in today to make informed decisions about risk management.
Samuel Wilson

Being a former dancer, classical dancer, it informed me as a human being just in terms of the grace I guess. Ballet is a very graceful form of art. You also become very aware of your body and your mind and your body is working in conjunction. That kind of helps you in acting as well. It's not only using your mind, it's like making your mind communicate this character into your body so that you can bring it to life and physicalize it.
Zoe Saldana

Citizenship is a tough occupation which obliges the citizen to make his own informed opinion and stand by it.
Martha Gellhorn

Even very young children need to be informed about dying. Explain the concept of death very carefully to your child. This will make threatening him with it much more effective.
P. J. O'Rourke

I am reluctant to judge things without being informed.
Giorgio Moroder

I don't feel particularly comfortable about actors using whatever power they may have to push their beliefs, unless they're extremely well informed.
Ralph Fiennes

I think we risk becoming the best informed society that has ever died of ignorance.
Ruben Blades

I was informed... that some... were dreaming and wished to return.
Zebulon Pike

If people are informed they will do the right thing. It's when they are not informed that they become hostages to prejudice.
Charlayne Hunter-Gault

Individuals and nations owe it to themselves and the world to become informed.
Paul Harris

Informed decision-making comes from a long tradition of guessing and then blaming others for inadequate results.
Scott Adams