Re: Question about new locale language tags

From: Kenneth Whistler (
Date: Wed Dec 20 2006 - 16:09:35 CST

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    > 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
    > variety.

    There are:

    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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