Danzhou dialect

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Danzhou dialect
儋州話
Native to China
Region Hainan (Danzhou)
Native speakers
400,000  (date missing)[citation needed]
Sino-Tibetan
  • Chinese
    • (unclassified)
      • Danzhou dialect
Language codes
ISO 639-3 None (mis)
Linguist list
1mk-dan
Glottolog None

Danzhou dialect (simplified Chinese: 儋州话; traditional Chinese: 儋州話; pinyin: Dānzhōu huà), locally known as Xiang hua (Chinese: 乡话; pinyin: xiāng huà; literally: "village speech"), is a Chinese variety of uncertain affiliation spoken in the area of Danzhou in northwestern Hainan, China.[1] It was classified as Yue in the Language Atlas of China,[2][3] but in more recent work is treated as an unclassified southern variety.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ting, Pang-hsin (1980). "The Tan-Chou dialect of Hainan". Cahiers de linguistique – Asie orientale 8 (1): 5–27. doi:10.3406/clao.1980.1079. 
  2. ^ Chen, Bo (1986). "海南语言的分区" [Language distribution on Hainan]. Humanities & Social Sciences Journal of Hainan University 2: 87–97. ISSN 1004-1710. 
  3. ^ Wurm, Stephen Adolphe; Li, Rong; Baumann, Theo; Lee, Mei W. (1987). Language Atlas of China. Longman. Chart B12. ISBN 978-962-359-085-3. 
  4. ^ Kurpaska, Maria (2010). Chinese Language(s): A Look Through the Prism of "The Great Dictionary of Modern Chinese Dialects". Walter de Gruyter. p. 73. ISBN 978-3-11-021914-2.