The Hoklo people are Han Chinese people whose traditional Ancestral homes are in southern Fujian of South China. They are also known by various endonym as Hok-lo, H_-lo, or Ho_h-lo, or other related terms such as Min-nan people or Hokkiens. In narrower scope, the Hoklo people refers mainly to people who speak and use the Hokkien dialect of Min Nan Chinese spoken in southern Fujian, Taiwan, and by many overseas Chinese throughout Southeast Asia. In wider scope, the Hoklo people can include speakers of other Min Nan languages, such as Zhongshan Min, Zhenan Min, Teochew dialect, and Hainanese. In general, the Hoklo people can refer to one of the following: In Taiwan, the Hoklos are the largest linguistic and sub-cultural group (see Demographics of Taiwan). Most Hoklos trace their paternal ancestry to male settlers who migrated to Taiwan from Fujian in the 17th and 18th centuries.
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