Central Plains Mandarin
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|Central Plains Mandarin|
|Region||Yellow River Plain|
|Native speakers||170 million (date missing)|
Central Plains or Zhongyuan Mandarin (simplified Chinese: 中原官话; traditional Chinese: 中原官話; pinyin: zhōngyuán guānhuà) is a dialect of Mandarin Chinese spoken in the central part of Shaanxi, Henan, and southern part of Shandong.
The archaic dialect of Peking opera is a form of Zhongyuan Mandarin.
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