Hakka Chinese and/or Pinyin (客家話/客家话)
Hakka or Kejia is one of the main subdivisions of the Chinese language spoken predominantly in southern China by the Hakka people and descendants in diaspora throughout East and Southeast Asia and around the world.
Due to its usage in scattered isolated regions where communication is limited to the local area, the Hakka language has developed numerous variants or dialects, spoken in Guangdong, Fujian, Jiangxi, Guangxi, Sichuan, Hunan, and Guizhou provinces, including Hainan island, Singapore and Taiwan. Hakka is not mutually intelligible with Mandarin, Wu, Minnan, and most of the significant spoken variants of the Chinese language.
There is a pronunciation difference between the Taiwanese Hakka dialect and the Guangdong Hakka dialect. Among the dialects of Hakka, the Moi-yen/Moi-yan (??, Pinyin: Méixiàn) dialect of northeast Guangdong has been typically viewed as a prime example of the Hakka language, forming a sort of standard dialect.
To find foods and foods and food-related items in whatamieating.com in Hakka you may search by any of the following terms:
China Chinese Hakka Hakkanese Pinyin Pinyun Hak-kâ-fa Hak-kâ-va hak-ka-fa hak-ka-va hakkafa hakkava
These terms associated with languages are hidden behind the scenes as there is some crossover with other languages. The traveller in Guangdong, Fujian, Jiangxi, Guangxi, Sichuan, Hunan, and Guizhou provinces, including Hainan island, Singapore and Taiwan may not be precisely certain which language is in use, and can search using more general terms such as 'Chinese''.
You may use any of the above terms in any search you make using 'Translate from English' so that if you wish to search for a translation of congee, choose whichever of these language terms that you think is most appropriate, say:
'Hakka congee' and then click on 'Translate from English'
One of the problems of providing searches in a multilingual world-wide food dictionary is trying to help people reach the things they are searching for. People do not always know the precise language being used, so these more general searches such as 'Chinese' may help in a successful search.
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