The origin of Minnan and Hakka, the so-called "Taiwanese", inferred by HLA study.

@article{Lin2001TheOO,
  title={The origin of Minnan and Hakka, the so-called "Taiwanese", inferred by HLA study.},
  author={M. -Y. Lin and C C Chu and Sulie L. Chang and H L Lee and Jun Hun Loo and Tatsuya Akaza and Takeo Juji and Jun Ohashi and Katsushi Tokunaga},
  journal={Tissue antigens},
  year={2001},
  volume={57 3},
  pages={192-9}
}
The Minnan and Hakka people groups, the so-called "Taiwanese", are the descendants of early settlers from the southeast coast of China during the last few centuries. Genetically they showed affinities to southern Asian populations, as determined by phylogenetic trees and correspondence analysis calculated from HLA allele frequencies. This corresponds historically with the fact that they are the descendants of the southeast coastal indigenous population (Yueh) of China and should therefore not… CONTINUE READING