Jinhua dialect

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Jinhua dialect
RegionJindong District and the east of Wucheng District, Jinhua
EthnicityHan, She
Native speakers
730,000 (2016)
Language codes
ISO 639-1zh
ISO 639-2chi (B)
zho (T)
ISO 639-3wuu
ISO 639-6jiua
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The Jinhua dialect (Chinese: 金华话/金華話; pinyin: Jīnhuáhuà, Urban-Centre Jinhua dialect IPA: /tɕiŋ334-33 313-45 14/) is a dialect of Wu Chinese spoken in the city of Jinhua, China and the surrounding region in central Zhejiang province.[1] With its largest community of speakers in the eastern Wucheng and Jindong districts of the city, the Jinhua dialect branch has been classified as part of the Wuzhou subfamily[2] of Wu, or as part of the proposed Jinqu subfamily of Wu.[3]


  1. ^ Cao, Zhiyun 曹志耘 (1996). Jīnhuá fāngyán cídiǎn 金華方言詞典 [Jinhua Dialect Dictionary] (in Chinese). Nanjing: Jiangsu jiaoyu chubanshe. ISBN 7-5343-2881-0.
  2. ^ Fu, Guotong 傅國通; Cai, Yongfei 蔡勇飛; Bao, Shijie 鮑士傑; Fang, Songxi 方松熹; Bo, Zuozhi 傅佐之; Zhengzhang, Shangfang 鄭張尚芳 (1986). "Wúyǔ de Fēnqū (Gǎo)" [A Regional Classification of Wu (Draft)]. Fangyan (in Chinese) (1): 1–7.
  3. ^ Cao, Zhiyun 曹志耘 (2002). Nánbù Wúyǔ Yǔyīn Yánjiū 南部吳語語音研究 [A Phonological Study of Southern Wu] (in Chinese). Beijing: The Commercial Press. ISBN 9787100035330.