Lan fang republic was an hakka country in the Borneo island in 18th centuries. Quite impressive huh!
There are a lot of hakkas in Borneo island now.
Discussions on the Hakka dialects.
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The sultans of Western Borneo imported Chinese laborers in 18th century to work in gold or tin mines. A number of mining communities (kongsi) enjoyed some political autonomy,but Lanfang is the best known thanks to a history written by Yap Siong-yoen, the son-in-law of the last kapitan of the Lanfang kongsi, which was translated into Dutch in 1885. None of the other Chinese mining settlements in western Kalimantan left written accounts
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