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Taishanese pride

Posted on: August 24, 2009 | By Maigal

For those curious readers, here is one small piece of info about me. I’m from Taishan also know as Hoisan, Guangdong Province of China. Taishan is located in the southern part of China and it’s 140 kilometer west of Hong Kong. Most Taishanese live in small villages where they own a small piece of farm land given by Chairman Mao Ze Dong. It’s a neat place to visit and filled with culture. In China, the main spoken dialects are Mandarin and Cantonese but my dialect is Taishanese originated from Taishan obviously. Some Chinese think Taishanese sounds harsh and considered a low class language but I think it’s sounds cute. For those Taishanese out there, don’t be ashamed to speak Taishanese in public. It’s time to bring out the Taishanese pride. :-)


5 Responses to “Taishanese pride”

  1. MA Shumin
    August 24th, 2009 @ 11:41 am


  2. Anna
    August 24th, 2009 @ 12:04 pm

    hahaha I think Taishanese actually sounds like ABCs trying speak cantonese. My niece for one. It is actually cute, when you don’t speak it in a loud obnoxious way. That’s for every language.

  3. Frederick King-Chuen Ma
    August 25th, 2009 @ 1:50 am

    Sounds very Siyi/Toishanese to me. As my Dad is from Baisha, Toishan; My mom’s ancestors are from Kaiping (Hoiping)

    My Uncle and my cousins recently went back to Hoiping to visit their ancestral roots.

  4. Karen M
    August 25th, 2009 @ 2:12 am

    I showed this video to my mom and she absolutely loves it. She told me that’s the kind of songs she sang in China. It definitely brings back some childhood memories for her. I think we should show it to our toisan parents.

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