Jiaoliao Mandarin

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Jiaoliao Mandarin
Region Shandong and Liaodong
Native speakers
(no estimate available)
Language codes
ISO 639-3
ISO 639-6 jliu
Linguist list

Jiaoliao or Jiao-Liao Mandarin (simplified Chinese: 胶辽官话; traditional Chinese: 膠遼官話; pinyin: Jiāoliáo guānhuà ) is a primary dialect of Mandarin Chinese, spoken on the Shandong Peninsula, from Yantai to Qingdao, and Liaodong Peninsula, from Dalian to Dandong, and along the Yalu River and the Ussuri River, in northeast China. Yantai, Dalian, and Weihai dialects are the standard Jiaoliao Mandarin.[1]

Jiaoliao Mandarin is also called Lai (Chinese: ), for the state of Lai and its people who lived on the Jiaoliao Peninsulas.[2]

Jiao is short for Jiaodong Peninsula. Jiaodong means the east of Jiao-Lai river. JiaoLai means Jiaozhou city and Laizhou city.

Liao is short for Liaodong Peninsula. Liaodong means the east of Liao river. Liao is also short for Liaoyang city.



  1. ^ Margaret Mian Yan Introduction to Chinese Dialectology 2006 - Page 62 "Jiaoliao Mandarin Group 胶辽官话The estimated number of native speakers of this group is 28.83 million; it is divided into the following subgroups: ; (1) Qingzhou subgroup (2) Denglian subgroup (3) Gaihuan Subgroup 5. Zhongyuan Mandarin ..."
  2. ^ Dolmen Culture of Bronze Age, Lai People Fleeing to Liaodong (Chinese)
  3. ^ Yantai dialect (Chinese)