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Zhangzhou dialect

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Linguasphere  79-AAA-jed
Zhangzhou dialect
Native to  People's Republic of China, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Philippines.
Region  city of Zhangzhou, southern Fujian province
Native speakers  Over 4 million (date missing)
Language family  Sino-Tibetan Sinitic Min Coastal Min Southern Min Hokkien Zhangzhou dialect

Zhangzhou dialect (Chinese: 漳州話; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Chiang-chiu-oā), also known as Changchew dialect or Changchow dialect, is a dialect of Hokkien originating from southern Fujian province (in southeast China), centered on the city of Zhangzhou. The Zhangzhou dialect has an intelligibility of over 90% with other dialects of Hokkien such as Amoy and Quanzhou. The Zhangzhou dialect is often simply called Hokkien or Minnan. It is the source of the western terms Amoy ([e˨˩mui˧˥]) and Quemoy ([kim˧˧mui˧˥]).

References

Zhangzhou dialect Wikipedia


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