Haifeng dialect

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Haifeng dialect
RegionMainly in Shanwei, eastern Guangdong province.
Native speakers
Language codes
ISO 639-3
ISO 639-6hife
Linguasphere79-AAA-jik (Haifeng)
79-AAA-jij (Lufeng)
     Haifeng dialect (inside Teochew)
Haifeng dialect
Traditional Chinese海豐話
Simplified Chinese海丰话

Haifeng dialect, Lufeng dialect or Hailufeng dialect is a variety of Chinese mostly spoken in Shanwei, Haifeng County, and Lufeng, Guangdong. It classified as a variety of Southern Min and sometimes as a variety of Teochew dialect.[1][2] Since some of the pronunciations of Chinese characters in Haifeng dialect are different from those in Teochew dialect because of different rimes in both dialects, Haifeng is sometimes considered to be independent of Teochew.