From: Kenneth Whistler (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Dec 20 2006 - 16:09:35 CST
> In any case, the use of region subtag "TW" here seems superfluous unless
> it is likely there are varieties of Min Nan other than the Taiwan
The majority of the original wave of Han colonists onto
the island of Taiwan were Min Nan speakers from Fujian
province, which accounts for why Taiwanhua is a variant
of Min Nan.
Min Nan, along with other southern coastal Chinese dialects
(e.g. Cantonese) also figured widely in Chinese diaspora
communities into Southeast Asia.
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