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Zhongyuan Mandarin in China

Zhongyuan Mandarin (simplified Chinese: 中原官话traditional Chinese: 中原官話pinyin: zhōngyuán guānhuà, lit. Official Language of the Central Plain) is a dialect of Mandarin Chinese spoken in the central part of Shaanxi, Henan, and southern part of Shandong.

Zhongyuan Mandarin is considered the origin of Standard Mandarin, as the Han, China's dominant ethnic group, have lived in this area since the Zhou Dynasty.




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