|Hai Lok Hong|
|Region||Mainly in Shanwei, eastern Guangdong province.|
|2.65 million (2021)|
Haifeng dialect (inside Teochew)
Hailufeng (海陸丰 Hai Lok Hong), or in the language itself Haklau, is a variety of Chinese mostly spoken in Shanwei (Swabue), Haifeng County (Hai Hong), and Lufeng (Lok Hong) in Guangdong. (The name 'Hailufeng' is a portmanteau of those places.) It is a Southern Min (Min Nan) language, though it has close geographical and cultural ties with Teochew dialect and similarities to Hokkien. Ethnically, the Haklau see themselves as Hokkiens and separate from the Teochews.
Differences from Teochew include the preservation of the final codas -t and -n, which are completely lost in Teochew, as well as the absence of the -oi finals.
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