Languages of China
The Languages of China are the languages that are spoken by China's 56 recognized ethnic groups. The predominant language in China, which is divided into dialects, is known as Hanyu (simplified Chines...
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Written Chinese
Written Chinese (Chinese: 中文; pinyin: zhōngwén) comprises Chinese characters (汉字/漢字; pinyin: Hànzì, literally "Han characters") used to represent the Chinese language. Chinese characters do no...
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Chinese language
Chinese /tʃaɪˈniːz/ (汉语 / 漢語; Hànyǔ or 中文; Zhōngwén) is a group of related but in many cases mutually unintelligible language varieties, forming a branch of the Sino-Tibetan language family. Chinese i...
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Languages of Hong Kong
The Basic Law of Hong Kong stipulates that both Chinese (de facto Cantonese) and English are official languages in Hong Kong. During the British colonial era, English was the sole official language of...
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Kalmyk language
Kalmyk Oirat (Kalmyk: Хальмг Өөрдин келн), commonly known as the Kalmyk language (Kalmyk: Хальмг келн) is a register of the Oirat language, natively spoken of the Kalmyk people of Kalmykia, a ...
Kazakh language
Kazakh (natively Қазақ тілі, Қазақша, Qazaq tili, Qazaqşa, قازاق ٴتىلى‎; pronounced [qɑˈzɑq tɘˈlɘ]) is a Turkic language belonging to the Kipchak (or Northwestern Turkic) branch, closely related...
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Korean language
Korean (한국어/조선말, see below) is the official language of South Korea and North Korea, as well as one of the two official languages in China's Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture. About 80 million peo...
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Kyrgyz language
Kyrgyz /ˈkɪərɡɪz/ or Kirghiz (natively Кыргызча, Кыргыз тили, قىرعىز تىلى, Kırgızça, Kırgız tili) is a Turkic language spoken by about four million people in Kyrgyzstan as well as China, Afghanistan,...
Languages of Macau
The culture of Macau is characterized by the fusion between the Portuguese and Chinese cultures. With most of the population being Chinese, one would expect the total assimilation of the Portuguese ov...
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Manchu language
Manchu (Manchu: ᠮᠠᠨᠵᡠᡤᡳᠰᡠᠨ manju gisun) is an endangered Tungusic language spoken in Northeast China; it was the native language of the Manchus and one of the official languages of the Qing dynasty (1...
Mongolian language
The Mongolian language (in Mongolian script: , Mongɣol kele; in Mongolian Cyrillic: Монгол хэл, Mongol khel) is the official language of Mongolia and best-known member of the Mongolic language family....
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Mongolic languages
The Mongolic languages are a group of languages spoken in East-Central Asia, mostly in Mongolia and surrounding areas plus in Kalmykia. The best-known member of this language family, Mongolian, is the...
Mongolic languages - Wikipedia
Naxi language
Naxi (autonym: [nɑ˩çi˧]), also known as Nakhi, Nasi, Lomi, Moso, Mo-su, is a Sino-Tibetan language or group of languages spoken by some 310,000 people most of whom live in or around Lijiang City Yulon...
Tani languages
Tani (Tibetan: ཏནི), aka Miric, Adi–Galo–Mishing–Nishi (Bradley 1997), or Abor–Miri–Dafla (Matisoff 2003), is a compact family of Sino-Tibetan languages situated at the eastern end of the Himalayas, i...
Tatar language
Tatar language (татар теле, татарча, tatar tele, tatarça, تاتار تيلی) is a Turkic language spoken by Volga Tatars mainly located at modern Tatarstan, Bashkortostan and Nizhny Novgorod Oblast. It shoul...
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Kachin–Luic languages
The Kachin–Luic or Kachinic languages are a family of Sino-Tibetan languages of the Sal branch spoken in eastern India and Burma, consisting of the Jingpho (aka Kachin) language and the Sak (aka Luish...
Kachin–Luic languages - Wikipedia
Tawang language
Tawang is an East Bodish language. It is spoken in the Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh, claim by Tibet as a part of Lho-kha Sa-khul. It is quite distinct from non-Eastern Tibetic languages, thoug...
Hani languages
The Hani languages is a group of closely related but distinct languages of the Loloish (Yi) branch of the Tibeto-Burman linguistic group. Approximately 1.5 million people speak these languages, mainl...
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Tai Ya language
Tai Ya (Chinese: 傣雅语), also known as Tai-Cung, Tai-Chung and Daiya, is a Southwestern Tai language of southern China. It is also spoken by around 5,000–6,000 people in Chiang Rai Province, Thailan...
Wa language
Wa (Va) is the language of the Wa people of Burma and China. There are three distinct varieties, sometimes considered separate languages; their names in Ethnologue are Parauk, the majority and standar...
Nuosu language
Nuosu (or Nosu) (Nuosu: ꆈꌠ꒿ Pronunciation: Nuosuhxop), also known as Northern Yi, Liangshan Yi, and Sichuan Yi, is the prestige language of the Yi people; it has been chosen by the Chinese government...
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Hmongic languages
The Hmongic AKA Miao languages include the various languages spoken by the Miao people (such as Hmong, Hmu, and Xong), Pa-Hng, and the "Bunu" languages used by non-Mien-speaking Yao people.
The mo...
Cantonese
Cantonese, or Standard Cantonese (simplified Chinese: 广州话; traditional Chinese: 廣州話), is the dialect of Yue Chinese spoken in the vicinity of Canton (i.e. Guangzhou) in southern China. It is ...
Mienic languages
The Mienic or Yao languages are spoken by the Yao people of China, Vietnam, Laos, and Thailand.Some of the Yao peoples speak Hmongic languages (Miao); these are called Bunu. A small population of Yao ...
Qoqmončaq language
Qoqmončaq is a mixed language based on Kazakh, Mongolian, and Solon, spoken by about 200 people in the Xinjiang-Uyghur Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China.
Qoqmončaq language - Wikipedia
Paha language
Paha or Baha (autonym: [pāhā]) is a Kra language spoken in northern Guangnan County, Wenshan Prefecture, Yunnan. The two villages are located near the border with Longlin County, Guangxi. Paha is ofte...