Central Plains Mandarin

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Central Plains Mandarin
Zhongyuan Guanhua
Region Yellow River Plain
Native speakers
170 million  (date missing)[citation needed]
Sino-Tibetan
Language codes
ISO 639-3
ISO 639-6 zgyu
Linguist list
cmn-zho
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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.

Among Chinese Muslims, it is sometimes written in the Arabic alphabet.

Sub-dialects[edit]

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