The Zhangzhou dialect is a Hokkien dialect originating from southern Fujian province (in southeast China), in the area centered around the city of Zhangzhou. Among the Taiwanese who migrated from Fujian province starting in the 17th century, 35.1% were originally from Zhangzhou whereas 44.8% were from Quanzhou. The Zhangzhou dialect has an intelligiblity of over 90% with other dialects of Hokkien such as Amoy and Quanzhou.
The Zhangzhou dialect is often simply called Hokkien or Minnan. It is the source of the western terms Amoy ([e˨˩mui˧˥]) and Quemoy ([kim˧˧mui˧˥]).
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