Posted by Kenny Lin (188.8.131.52) on February 11, 2004 at 18:14:30:
In Reply to: Re: trying to find out some info on my family name "Lien" or "Lian" (mandarin) posted by Al Chinn on March 08, 2003 at 10:52:07:
I am doing some research for my family history. Here is what i have so far, hope it helps!
Teochew /Teochiu/chiuchow/ chaozhou originated from the Chaoshan region of Guangdong province, China. Teochew is also spoken in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand. Teochew is a dialect of Southern Min, a Sinitic language.
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