Dapeng dialect

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Dapeng dialect
大鵬話 / 大鹏话
Pronunciation [tʰai̯˥˦ pʰuŋ˧˩ wa˥˦]
Region Dapeng Peninsula
Native speakers
5,500 (2014)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3
Glottolog None

Dapeng dialect (simplified Chinese: 大鹏话; traditional Chinese: 大鵬話) is a Chinese dialect that was originally only spoken on the Dapeng Peninsula, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China. The Chinese diaspora has spread the dialect to places with large population people who are originally from Dapeng. Hong Kong, Randstad, Portsmouth and New York City today have a lot of Dapeng dialect speakers.

The dialect is a form of junhua, created as a lingua franca by soldiers at the Dapeng Fortress, who spoke various forms of Cantonese and Hakka.[1] Despite strong influence from Hakka, some, including Lau Chun-Fat, have classified it as a Guan–Bao dialect.[2]


  1. ^ a b Chen, Litong (2016). Dapeng Dialect: An Undocumented Cantonese-Hakka Mixed Language in Southern China (Ph.D.). Ohio State University. 
  2. ^ Lau, Chun-Fat; Zhou, Jiafan (February 2017). "Looking at the Effects of Language Contact With Hakka as Reflected by the Characteristics of the Pingshan Zhanmi Dialect in Shenzhen" (PDF). Journal of Literature and Art Studies. 7 (2): 186–194.