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a region of northeastern Guangdong, China
Origin: From Mandarin 潮汕 (Cháoshàn)
Teochew or Cháoshàn refers to the linguistic and cultural region in the east of Guangdong, China. This region is the origin of the Min Nan dialect Teochew. The region is also known as Chiuchow in Cantonese. It consists of cities of Kieiang, Teochew and Swatow and Swabue. It linguistically differs from the rest of Guangdong province which consists of Leizhou Min, Cantonese, and Hakka speakers. It is historically important as the homeland of many Thais, Singaporeans, and Malaysians.
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