Which of these 3 doesn't want to identify as chinese the most? even though they are all different han chinese,they are still han chinese.However nowadays most taiwanese will refer to you "please don't call me chinese,I'm taiwanese". Some like hong kong people will be like "I'm from hong kong, I'm hong kong cantonese chinese". Others like Singaporeans prefer being being called sinaporeans first than chinese.Basically taiwanese are mostly made up of fujianese with all the other hans people in taiwan idendifying as taiwanese. And hong kong are mostly made up of cantonese people with all other han groups in hong kong that identifies with cantonese.And singapore are mix of mostly fujianese,teachow,cantonese,hakka but prefer to identify with being Singaporeans since their an majority.( btw it's strange how only the cantonese and fujianese descendants have their own native province,lands,entertainment media with majority population.While the hakka and teachew doesn't ,and always the minority)
Taiwanese people ethnic groups: the Hoklo (70%), the Hakka (15%), Mainlander (13%). In other words Taiwanese majority are basically fujianese people.But anyway whether they are fujianese or hakka makes no difference,as I'm sure they all don't want to identify as chinese.
(BTW the mainlander identify with both taiwanese and chinese)
Singaporean chinese: Hokkiens or fujianese (福建人) constitute around 41%.Teochew (潮州人) in Singapore constitute about 21% of ,The Cantonese (广东人) make up 15% of the Chinese Singaporean population,Hakka (客家人) constitute 11.4%.Hainanese people (海南人)This group constitutes 5% of the Chinese Singaporean population. Taiwanese (台湾人 less than 2% of the Chinese Singaporean population.
(BTW keep in mind some cantonese Singaporeans are also toishan cantonese but are part of cantonese ethnic).
Hong Kong people: Cantonese people represent the largest group in Hong Kong. Beside the Cantonese, people of other Han Chinese groups also reside in Hong Kong. However, the Cantonese remains the largest group even amongst other Han Chinese groups in Hong Kong. As such, Hong Kong culture is highly Cantonese-influenced. Together with the fact that Cantonese is most commonly used as the language of both everyday and formal conversations, as well as its use in the media and education. other Han Chinese groups in Hong Kong, such as the Hakka, the Hoklo (Hokkien), the Shanghainese, or the Teochew, in particular those who are Hong Kong born or raised, often assimilate into the mainstream Cantonese identity of Hong Kong.
(BTW taishanese makes up 30-40% of hong kong population, but we too are cantonese sub-group. Our dialect,culture,mentality were alrealy similar to those of cantonese and hong kong cantonese to begin with)
Edited by TaishanLOVE, 17 May 2011 - 11:17 AM.