Shandong people

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Shandongese
山東人
山东人
Regions with significant populations
Languages
Various forms of Mandarin
Religion
Ancestral worship, Taoism, Buddhism, Christianity, Atheism, etc.
Related ethnic groups
Ancient Dongyi† and other Han Chinese

The people of Shandong province or Shandong people (simplified Chinese: 山东人; traditional Chinese: 山東人; pinyin: Shāndōng rén) refers to those who are native to Shandong province, the majority (99%) of whom are Han Chinese. They speak various forms of Mandarin dialects such as Jilu, Jiaoliao, and Zhongyuan. There is a small Shandong community in Singapore and Malaysia.[1] Nine-tenths of the early overseas Chinese in Korea also came from Shandong.[2]

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Notable people[edit]

Mathematicians[edit]

  • Liu Hui - invented the Gaussian elimination method considered to be one of the two most greatest mathematicians in Ancient China.
  • Zhan Tao - Chinese mathematician and president of Jilin University.

Scientists[edit]

Samuel C. C. Ting - Nobel Prize in Physics laureate.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Tan 2004, p. 92–93
  2. ^ Rhee 2009, p. 113

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