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Quanzhou dialect

Quanzhou dialect
泉州話 / Chôan-chiu-oē
Native to People's Republic of China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Burma, Thailand, Philippines, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau.
Region Southern Fujian province
Native speakers
over 7 million  (date missing)
Language codes
ISO 639-3
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     Quanzhou dialect

The Quanzhou dialect (Chinese: 泉州話; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Chôan-chiu-oē) is a Hokkien dialect which originally comes from Southern Fujian (in southeast China), in the area centered on the city of Quanzhou. Among the Taiwanese who migrated came from Fujian since the 17th century onwards, 44.8% were originally from Quanzhou whereas 35.1% were from Zhangzhou. The Quanzhou dialect has an intelligibility of over 90% with other dialects of Hokkien such as Amoy and Zhangzhou. For this reason, the Quanzhou dialect is often simply called Hokkien or Min Nan.

External links

  • Quanzhou dialect entry in Baidu Baike (Chinese)


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