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Min river, Fujian: Fujian dialects

 

Foochowmap2The Min river (named Min-Kiang in the map) divides Fujian into different dialect areas: Hokkien or Minnanyu, which means ‘the language south of the river’, is spoken in Xiamen, Zhangzhou, Quanzhou, and Taiwan. Officially, the Teochiu or Chaozhou dialect is a variant of Minnanyu. East of the Min river are cities such as Fuzhou (Hokchiu dialect) and Fuqing (Hokchia dialect).

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