Longdu dialect

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Longdu dialect
Native to China
Region Dachong and Shaxi, Guangdong
Native speakers
(no estimate available)
Language codes
ISO 639-3
Glottolog long1252[1]
Location of Zhongshan within China

The Longdu dialect is a dialect of the Zhongshan Min division of Southern Min Chinese, located in the Dachong and Shaxi (formerly known as Longdu) area of Zhongshan in the Pearl River Delta of Guangdong. Despite its close proximity, Longdu is not very closely related to the surrounding dialects in the region, which belong to the Yue group. Its native speakers generally understand Cantonese, but not vice-versa. As such, Longdu forms a "dialect island" of Min Nan speakers (two other Min Nan enclaves exist in Zhongshan, Sanxiang and Nanlang-Zhangjiabian).

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  1. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Longdu dialect". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.