Suvarna Garge (Editor)

Medan Hokkien

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Reddit
Covid-19
Native to  Indonesia
Glottolog  None
Medan Hokkien
Region  Medan, Pematangsiantar, Tanjung Balai, Binjai and other cities in North Sumatra with significant chinese community.
Native speakers  800.000~1.000.000 (2010)
Language family  Sino-Tibetan Chinese Min Min Nan Hokkien Zhangzhou dialect Medan Hokkien

Medan Hokkien is a local variant of Hokkien spoken among the Chinese in Medan, Indonesia. It is the lingua franca in Medan as well as other northern city states of North Sumatra surrounding it, and is a subdialect of Zhangzhou (漳州) dialect, together with widespread use of Indonesian and English borrowed words. It is predominantly a spoken dialect: it is rarely written in Chinese characters as Indonesia was banned the use of Chinese characters back in New Order era, and there is no standard romanisation.

References

Medan Hokkien Wikipedia


Similar Topics
The Master (1980 film)
Anthony Beavers
Franz Oberacher
Topics
 
B
i
Link
H2
L