Chinese, Min Nan

Language name and Autonym:
Minnan, Southern Min
Location:
South Fujian, Guangdong, south Hainan Island, south Zhejiang, south Jiangxi provinces. Xiamen in south Fujian, Jiangxi, and Taiwan; Hainan in Hainan; Leizhou on Leizhou peninsula of southwest Guangdong; Chao-Shan in far east corner of Guangdong in Chaozhou-Shantou area; Longdu is a dialect island around Zhongshan City and Shaxi in Guangdong south of Guangzhou; Zhenan Min in outheast Zhejiang Province around Pingyang and Cangnan and on Zhoushan archipelago of northeast Zhejiang. Also in Brunei, Cambodia, Java and Bali (Indonesia), Malaysia (Peninsular), Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, United States
Family:
Sino-Tibetan, Chinese
Approximate Number of Speakers:
25,700,000
Status:
Stable

 

 

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