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How many chinese dialects? 10
List of Chinese Dialects
- Mandarin Chinese – Official Dialect of the Republic of China and makes up the largest Dialect of spoken Chinese in northern to southwestern China.
- Gan Chinese – A dialect closely related to the Hakka dialect.
- Jin Chinese Spoken in parts of Shaanxi, Hebei, Henan, and
innerMongolia. This dialect is sometimes classified as a dialect of Mandarin.
- Xiang Chinese – Spoken mainly in Hunan. Heavy influenced
- Hakka Chinese – Spoken by a cultural group of people descended from the
song-erarefugees from North China.
- Wu Chinese – Spoken in the provinces of Jiangsu and Zhejiang, and the municipality of Shanghai.
- Hui Chinese – Spoken in the southern parts of Anhui. Used to be considered a sub-dialect of Wu, now is
- Ping Chinese – Spoken in parts of the Guangxi. Sometimes classed as
- Yue Chinese – Spoken in Guangdong, Guangxi, Hong Kong, Macau, parts of Southeast Asia
- Min Chinese – Spoken in Fujian, Taiwan, parts of Southeast Asia particularly Malaysia, Philippines, and Singapore. Has seven subgroups.
Different Chinese Dialects of the Chinese language are spoken in many different nations and regions around the world, most commonly throughout northern Asia. However, the differences in regional Chinese dialects may not make one Chinese speaker nearly incomprehensible to another. In most cases, the different Chinese dialects don’t have a specific written form of the language, but there’s usually a certain amount of literature that accompanies each Chinese dialects.
Interested in further study into Chinese or confused on where to start? I recommend reading our Chinese Beginners Guide