\ ˈhȯ(ˌ)klō, ˈhä(- \
plural Hok-lo or Hok-los

Definition of Hok-lo

: a member of a people with a distinctive dialect that inhabit sectors of northeastern Kwangtung including Swatow and parts of adjacent southern Fukien including Amoy and that have migrated in large numbers to Formosa and various countries of southeast Asia

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History and Etymology for Hok-lo

Chinese (Cantonese), man from Fukien, from hok Fukien + lo man, person

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“Hok-lo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hok-lo. Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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