阿山

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ChineseEdit

 
(phonetic character); (final part.); (interj.); flatter; an initial particle; prefix to names of people
mountain; hill
simp. and trad.
(阿山)

EtymologyEdit

From (a, “prefix showing familiarity”) + short form of 唐山 (Tn̂g-soaⁿ, “mainland China”).

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NounEdit

阿山

  1. (Min Nan, Taiwan, dated) mainlander

Usage notesEdit

This term 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 外省人 (gōa-séng-lâng).

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