Hakka people attend a ceremony at a temple in Lai Chi Wo, in the New Territories, in May 1972.

Cantonese dominates, but Hongkongers speak myriad languages - old and new

Linguist Lisa Lim introduces fortnightly column in which she will explore the origins and significance of a word or phrase used in Hong Kong or the region

Topic |   Cantonese

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Hakka people attend a ceremony at a temple in Lai Chi Wo, in the New Territories, in May 1972.
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