tn̂g-soaⁿ-lâng

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Min Nan[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Etymology[edit]

From 唐山 Tang mountain + 人 person

  • The term 唐山 refers to the area that eventually came under the jurisdiction of the Tang Dynasty. 唐山人 refers to the people who come from that area.

Noun[edit]

tn̂g-soaⁿ-lâng (POJ, traditional and simplified 唐山人)

  1. (Taiwanese Min Nan) mainlander(s)

Usage notes[edit]

an old-fashioned term that was primarily used to describe non-Hoklo people from Mainland China, a large number of whom had emigrated to Taiwan after 1949. This term later came to be replaced by gōa-séng-lâng (外省人).

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