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The Mongolian Connection

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« Reply #20 on: September 08, 2017, 12:32:00 am »

Dear Samson,

    Who are the 'Tiaochiu' people?
I don't recognise the name. Are they like the Hakka, who I have heard about?
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Joey



Dear Inn Bok,

      Facinating story!
I didn't know Helmut Schmidt snuffed. And my assumption was that only Orthodox Jews snuffed today, and usually just on Sabbaths and Holy Days when one was not allowed to 'light up' a cigarette.

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Joey

Dear Inn Bok, Joey,

I didn't know that too so I went on to search for pictures at once and found the following. Seems like he'd been using a contemporary looking snuff box to store snuff. Why didn't any Chinese official or diplomat he may have possibly met introduce the snuff bottle to him I wonder... Roll Eyes

By the way, I heard a local antiques store owner said that in Hong Kong, there're some older generation Chiuchow people (a.k.a. Tiaochiu in their own dialect) who are still snuffing too.

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Samson

Dear Joey,

I misspelled it. It's supposed to be "Teochew" ("Chiuchow" in Cantonese and "Chaozhou" in Mandarin). They are Han Chinese who mainly settle around the coastal region in the Northeast of Guangdong Province. In Hong Kong and other South East Asian countries, apart from Hakka, Hokkien and some other Han Chinese groups from Southern China, there are also sizeable Teochew diasporas. Despite their major area of settlement lies within today's Guangdong Province, their dialect - the Teochew dialect, has more similarity with the Hokkien dialect (Fujian dialect, spoken in Xiamen) than Cantonese.

I remember Curt mentioning that he is a Teochew when we met him last time.

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Samson
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« Reply #21 on: September 11, 2017, 01:45:36 pm »

Dear Samson

      Thank you. I did not remember that (Curt's stating he was Teochew).
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