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Is Fujian and Hokkien the same?

Is Fujian and Hokkien the same?

Many people in Taiwan speak the same language, though they may call it Taiwanese. In Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia, the overseas chinese call it Hokkien (the Minnan word for Fujian).

Where is Chinese language spoken?

Standard Chinese, also known as Mandarin, is the official language of Mainland China, Taiwan, and Singapore. It is believed that 297 living languages are in China today. Mandarin is known as “Putonghua” in Mainland China and is the common language of all modern Han people.

What country region does not consider Mandarin Chinese as a widely spoken language?

Mandarin is also spoken in many Chinese communities throughout the world. There are an estimated 40 million Chinese living overseas, mostly in Asian countries (about 30 million). Mandarin Chinese is widely spoken but is not the official language in Indonesia and Malaysia.

What language is spoken in Macau?

Macao/Official languages

What is Fujianese language?

It has become one of the most common Chinese languages abroad, spoken widely in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines, and the United States. Originating from the Fujian province on the southeastern coast of China, Fujianese (or Hokkien) is a part of the Min Nan family of Chinese dialects.

Where is Fujianese spoken?

Fujian language is spoken by people mainly in Fujian, Taiwan, southern Zhejiang, eastern Guangdong, part of Hainan, some Chinese communities abroad. In addition, in several counties in northeast of Jiangxi, and a few places in Jiangsu and central and southern Guangxi, some people speak Min Chinese as well.

What are the different Chinese languages?

China/Official languages

The official dialect of China is Mandarin, also call “Putonghua”. More than 70% of the Chinese population speaks Mandarin, but there are also several other major dialects in use in China: Yue (Cantonese), Xiang (Hunanese), Min dialect, Gan dialect, Wu dialect, and Kejia or Hakka dialect.

How many different types of Chinese language are there?

ten different varieties
Officially, there are ten different varieties of Chinese, although some sources only list eight because the last two are only spoken by less than 1% of the population. These variants are written using Chinese characters and do not have their own written form.

What language is spoken in Taiwan?

Mandarin Chinese
Taiwan/Official languages
Mandarin Use in Taiwan When the Chinese occupied the Kuomintang, they used standard Mandarin as the official language. Taiwanese are influenced by standard Mandarin, native dialects and other languages. Standard Mandarin is the language used in schools, which is mainly spoken by the Taiwanese under the age of 60.

Which countries speak traditional Chinese?

Traditional Chinese is used in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macau. Chinese communities outside of China are now seeing a gradual shift to Simplified characters, most likely due to new immigrants from Mainland China.

What language is spoken in Austria?

Austria/Official languages
Although Croatian, Hungarian, Slovenian, Turkish, and other languages are spoken by the various minority groups, nearly all people in Austria speak German. The dialect of German spoken in Austria, except in the west, is Bavarian, sometimes called Austro-Bavarian.

Which language is spoken in Brazil?

Brazil/Official languages
Portuguese is the first language of the vast majority of Brazilians, but numerous foreign words have expanded the national lexicon. The Portuguese language has undergone many transformations, both in the mother country and in its former colony, since it was first introduced into Brazil in the 16th century.