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Zhangzhou dialect
漳州話 / Chiang-chiu-oē
Spoken in People's Republic of China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Taiwan, and Hong Kong.
Region Southern Fujian province
Total speakers Over 4 million (no recent data)
Language family Sino-Tibetan
Official status
Official language in None
Regulated by None
Language codes
ISO 639-1 zh
ISO 639-2 chi (B)  zho (T)
ISO 639-3 nan
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     Zhangzhou dialect

The Zhangzhou dialect is a Hokkien dialect which originally comes from Southern Fujian province (in Southeast China), in the area centered around the city of Zhangzhou. Among the Taiwanese who migrated came from Fujian province since the 17th century onwards, 35.1% were originally from Zhangzhou whereas 44.8% were from Quanzhou. The Zhangzhou dialect has an intelligiblity of over 90% with other dialects of Hokkien such as Amoy and Quanzhou. For this reason, the Zhangzhou dialect is often simply called Hokkien or Min Nan.

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