Medan Hokkien

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Medan Hokkien
棉蘭福建話
Native to Indonesia
Region Medan, as well as other northern city states of North Sumatra surrounding it where Chinese communities reside.
Native speakers
700,000  (date missing)[citation needed]
Language codes
ISO 639-3

Medan Hokkien is a local variant of Hokkien spoken in Medan, Indonesia. It is the lingua franca in Medan as well as other northern city states of North Sumatra surrounding it, and is characterised by the pronunciation of words according to the Zhangzhou (漳州) dialect, together with widespread use of Indonesian and English borrowed words. It is predominantly a spoken dialect: it is rarely written in Chinese characters, and there is no standard romanisation.

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