Chengdu-Chongqing dialect

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Chengdu-Chongqing dialect
Pronunciation [tsʰən˨˩y˨˩xua˨˨˦]
Native to China
Region Sichuan, Chongqing, Hubei and Shaanxi
Native speakers
About 90 million (date missing)[citation needed]
Language codes
ISO 639-3
Glottolog None
Chengdu-Chongqing is the largest deep-green area.

Chengdu-Chongqing dialect (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: , Sichuanese Pinyin: Cen2yu2hua4, local pronunciation: [tsʰən˨˩y˨˩xua˨˨˦]), named after the two largest cities in Sichuan: Chengdu and Chongqing, is the most widely used branch of Sichuanese with about 90 million speakers. It is spoken mainly in North and East Sichuan, the northeastern part of Chengdu Plain, several cities or counties in southwestern Sichuan (Panzhihua, Dechang, Yanyuan, Huili and Ningnan), Southern Shaanxi and Western Hubei.[1]

This uniform dialect is formed after the great migration movement in Ming and Qing dynasty, and is greatly influenced by the Chinese varieties the immgrants spoke (mainly Southern Proto-Mandarin from Hubei, Xiang and Gan). So it keeps fewer characteristics of Sichuan's original Ba-Shu Chinese than other Sichuanese dialects, such as Minjiang dialect.


  1. ^ 李蓝(2009年第1期),《西南官话的分区(稿)》,方言