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Zhongshan Min

Zhongshan Min
中山閩語
Native to China, United States (CaliforniaHawaii).
Region Guangdong Province
Native speakers
150,000  (date missing)[citation needed]
Language codes
ISO 639-3
Glottolog long1252  (Longdu)[1]
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     Zhongshan Min

Zhongshan Min (中山閩語), is a variety of Min Nan Chinese spoken in the Zhongshan region of the southern Chinese province of Guangdong. The Zhongshan Min people had settled in the region from Fujian Province as early as the Northern Song dynasty period (1023-1031) hence Zhongshan Min has a history of close to one thousand years.[2] Throughout the years, Zhongshan Min has developed into four main dialects - the Longdu dialect (隆都話), the Nanlang dialect (南蓢話), the Sanxiang dialect (三鄉話), and the Zhangjiabian dialect (張家邊話). It has limited intelligilbity with other Min Nan dialects, such as Teochew and HokkienTaiwanese.

Notes and references

  1. Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Longdu". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  2. Ting, Pang-hsin; Chang, Song-hing (2002). The Study of Min Dialects and Its Relationship with Other Peripheral Dialects (in Chinese). Hong Kong: Chinese University Press. ISBN 9789622019966. OCLC 50568616. 

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