See also: hokkien
- (chiefly Southeast Asia) A dialect subgroup of the Min Nan branch of the Chinese language which is mainly spoken in the south-eastern part of mainland China (Fujian province), Taiwan, and by overseas Chinese of Hoklo descent.
- 2011, Shelley Rigger, Why Taiwan Matters: Small Island, Global Powerhouse, Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, →ISBN, page 28:
- Almost 90 percent of Taiwan's 6 million occupants at the end of World War II spoke Hokkien.
- 2020, Tsung-lun Alan Wan, “Language Revitalization and Perceived Language Shift: A Case of Kinmenese Hokkien”, in Jens Damm; Hauke Neddermann, editors, Intercultural Dialogue across Borders: China between Tradition and Modernity, Zürich: LIT Verlag, →ISBN, page 106:
- Because Hokkien is the most widely spoken local language (after Mandarin) in both Taiwan and Kinmen, this national language policy – when implemented in Kinmen – resulted in a different perceived language policy.
- (chiefly Southeast Asia) A group of Han Chinese people whose traditional ancestral homes are in southern Fujian, South China, especially those that ancestrally spoke the Hokkien language.
- (dated) Any person from Fujian.
dialect of the Chinese language
Min Nan — see Min Nan
- Other branches of Min Nan (limited mutual intelligibility): Teochew (Chaoshan Division); Zhenan Min Division; Zhongshan Min Division; Qiongwen Division; Leizhou Min Division; Longyan Min Division
- Of or relating to the Fujianese people.
- (chiefly Southeast Asia) Of or relating to the Hokkien language and its dialects or variants.
- (dated) Of or relating to the province of Fujian in China.