Definitions for HOA
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a stop; a halt; a moderation of pace
halloo! attend! -- a call to excite attention, or to give notice of approach
stop! stand still! hold! -- a word now used by teamsters, but formerly to order the cessation of anything
Origin: [See Ho, interj., 2.]
Hoa refers to a minority group living in Vietnam consisting of persons considered ethnic Chinese. They are often referred to as Chinese Vietnamese, Vietnamese Chinese, Sino-Vietnamese, or ethnic Han-Chinese in/from Vietnam by the general Vietnamese populace, Overseas Vietnamese and other ethnic Chinese. The Vietnamese government's classification of the Hoa excludes two other groups of Chinese-speaking peoples, the San Diu people and the Ngái people. The Hoa constitute one group of Overseas Chinese and contain one of the largest Overseas Chinese communities in Southeast Asia. The Hoa were highly represented in Vietnam's business and commerce sector before the Fall of Saigon in 1975. As of 2012, they comprise a well-established middle class ethnic group and make up a high percentage of Vietnam's educated and upper class. Like much of Southeast Asia, the Sino-Vietnamese are dominant in Vietnamese commerce and business. They are estimated to have started 70% to 80% of pre-fall of Saigon's privately owned and operated South Vietnamese economy.
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Her mother loves her, but she doesn't know how to express her love. And it's hard for Hoa to believe her.
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