Cantonese people

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The Cantonese people (, also ) are an ethnic group native to and/or originating from the provinces of Guangdong and Guangxi (collectively known as Liangguang), in southern mainland China.wikipedia
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Lingnan culture

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The Cantonese people share a common native culture, history, ancestry and language.
With the migration of the Cantonese people to nearby Hong Kong and Macau, as well as in many overseas communities, Lingnan/Cantonese culture has become an influential cultural force in the international community, and forms the basis of the cultures of Hong Kong and Macau.

Taishanese people

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Taishanese people may also be considered Cantonese but speak a distinct variety of Yue Chinese Taishanese.
The Taishanese are part of the Yue Chinese family and have an identity that distinguishes themselves from the dominant Cantonese people.

Guangzhou

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Although more accurately, "Cantonese" refers only to the people from Guangzhou and its satellite cities and towns and/or native speakers of Standard Cantonese, rather than simply and generally referring to the people of the Liangguang region.
As an adjective, it is still used in describing the people, language, cuisine and culture of Guangzhou and the surrounding Liangguang region.

Guangdong

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The Cantonese people (, also ) are an ethnic group native to and/or originating from the provinces of Guangdong and Guangxi (collectively known as Liangguang), in southern mainland China. The English name "Canton" derived from Portuguese Cantão or Cidade de Cantão, a muddling of dialectical pronunciations of "Guangdong" (e.g., Hakka Kóng-tûng).
With the outward movement of the Guangdong people, the Hakka and Cantonese languages, music, cuisine, opera and tea ceremony have been spread throughout the nation, Southeast Asia and other countries.

Overseas Chinese

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Up until the second half of the 20th century, the majority of overseas Chinese emigrated from two provinces of China; Guangdong and Fujian.
Overseas Chinese who are ethnically Han Chinese, such as Cantonese, Hoochew, Hokkien, Hakka or Teochew refer to themselves as undefined (Tángrén), pronounced tòhng yàn in Cantonese, toung ning in Hoochew, Tn̂g-lâng in Hokkien and tong nyin in Hakka.

Punti–Hakka Clan Wars

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Between 1855 and 1867, the Punti-Hakka Clan Wars caused further discord in Guangdong and Guangxi.
The Punti–Hakka Clan Wars were a conflict between the Hakka and Cantonese people in Guangdong, China between 1855 and 1867.

Hakka people

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The English name "Canton" derived from Portuguese Cantão or Cidade de Cantão, a muddling of dialectical pronunciations of "Guangdong" (e.g., Hakka Kóng-tûng).
The Hakka people have a distinct identity from the Cantonese people.

Nancy Kwan

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As a result, there are many Black Caribbeans and South American people who of Cantonese descent including many Eurasians and people Cantonese ancestry, for example Nancy Kwan, born to a Cantonese father and Scottish mother, is a well-known Hollywood actress in the 1960s; and influential martial artist Bruce Lee, who was born to a Cantonese father and a half-Chinese, half-Caucasian mother.
Born in Hong Kong on May 19, 1939 and growing up in Kowloon Tong, she is the daughter of Kwan Wing Hong, a Cantonese architect and Marquita Scott, a European model of English and Scottish ancestry.

Chinese immigration to Hawaii

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Cantonese immigrants in the United States and Australia participated in the California Gold Rush and the Australian gold rushes of 1854 onwards, while those in Hawaii found employment in sugarcane plantations as contract labourers.
The Chinese in Hawaii constitute about 4.7% of the state's population, most of whom (75%) are Cantonese people with ancestors from Zhongshan in Guangdong.

Interracial marriage

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There have been a large number of interracial marriages and other forms of Miscegenation between Cantonese men and women from other nations (especially from Cuba, Peru, Mexico ), as most of the Cantonese migrants were men.
The majority of the Hawaiian Chinese were Cantonese migrants from Guangdong with minority of Hakka descent also from Guangdong.

Cantonese

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The Cantonese people share a common native culture, history, ancestry and language. Although more accurately, "Cantonese" refers only to the people from Guangzhou and its satellite cities and towns and/or native speakers of Standard Cantonese, rather than simply and generally referring to the people of the Liangguang region. Historically centered on and predominating the Pearl River Basin shared between Guangdong and Guangxi, the Cantonese people are also responsible for establishing their native language's usage in Hong Kong and Macau during their migrations within the times of the British and Portuguese colonial eras respectively.
Cantonese is viewed as a vital and inseparable part of the cultural identity for its native speakers across large swaths of Southeastern China, Hong Kong, and Macau, as well as in overseas communities.

Sun Yat-sen

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There have been a number of influential Cantonese figures throughout history, such as Yuan Chonghuan, Bruce Lee, Liang Qichao, Sun Yat-Sen, Lee Shau-kee, Ho Ching and Flossie Wong-Staal.
He had a cultural background of Hakka (with roots in Zijin, Heyuan, Guangdong) and Cantonese.

Miscegenation

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There have been a large number of interracial marriages and other forms of Miscegenation between Cantonese men and women from other nations (especially from Cuba, Peru, Mexico ), as most of the Cantonese migrants were men.
Several thousand Cantonese men intermarried and cohabited with Malagasy women.

Hong Kong

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Historically centered on and predominating the Pearl River Basin shared between Guangdong and Guangxi, the Cantonese people are also responsible for establishing their native language's usage in Hong Kong and Macau during their migrations within the times of the British and Portuguese colonial eras respectively. The First (1839–1842) and Second Opium War s (1856–1860) led to the loss of China's control over Hong Kong and Kowloon, which were ceded to the British Empire.
The overwhelming majority (92 per cent) is Han Chinese, most of whom are Taishanese, Teochew, Hakka, and a number of other Cantonese peoples.

Lingnan architecture

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Cantonese people are also known to create various schools or styles of arts, with the more prominent being Lingnan architecture, Lingnan school of painting, Canton porcelain, Cantonese opera, Cantonese music, among many others.
Usually, it is referring to the architecture associated with the Cantonese people - with other peoples in the area (such as the Hakka and the Teochew) having their own styles.

Kowloon

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The First (1839–1842) and Second Opium War s (1856–1860) led to the loss of China's control over Hong Kong and Kowloon, which were ceded to the British Empire.
94.2% of Kowloon's residents are of Cantonese ethnicity.

Wong Kei-ying

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1810–1886) was a Chinese Hung Ga martial artist and physician of Cantonese ethnicity, who lived in the Qing dynasty.

Hung Ga

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It is associated with the Cantonese folk hero Wong Fei Hung, a Hung Ga master.

Ah Pak

Ah Pak (, meaning "uncle" or "old man") was the chieftain of the Cantonese pirates who defeated Portuguese pirates in Ningpo, Zhenjiang.

Hoa people

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They are also referred to as "Hoa" in Vietnam like other Han Chinese sub-groups.

Ching Shih

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She was a Cantonese prostitute or madame nicknamed Shih Heang Koo who worked in a floating brothel in Guangzhou.

Yuan Chonghuan

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There have been a number of influential Cantonese figures throughout history, such as Yuan Chonghuan, Bruce Lee, Liang Qichao, Sun Yat-Sen, Lee Shau-kee, Ho Ching and Flossie Wong-Staal.
Celebrated as a Cantonese hero, during a 2010 rally, protesters in Guangzhou used Yuan's battle cry against his Jurchen enemies during the Battle of Ningyuan: "Fuck his mom! Hit them hard!"

Bruce Lee

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As a result, there are many Black Caribbeans and South American people who of Cantonese descent including many Eurasians and people Cantonese ancestry, for example Nancy Kwan, born to a Cantonese father and Scottish mother, is a well-known Hollywood actress in the 1960s; and influential martial artist Bruce Lee, who was born to a Cantonese father and a half-Chinese, half-Caucasian mother. There have been a number of influential Cantonese figures throughout history, such as Yuan Chonghuan, Bruce Lee, Liang Qichao, Sun Yat-Sen, Lee Shau-kee, Ho Ching and Flossie Wong-Staal.
Lee's Cantonese birth name was Lee Jun-fan .

Hiram Fong

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The son of illiterate Cantonese immigrants, he overcame poverty to become the first Asian-American United States Senator, serving from 1959 to 1977.

Sam Tsui

His father is of Cantonese descent and his mother is of European descent and hails from Iowa.