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Mandarin Chinese is one of the 7 major branches of Chinese languages, with most native speakers in northern China.
Mandarin may also refer to:
- Mandarin Chinese
- Mandarin (lingua franca in Ming and Qing dynasties), a historic term.
- Modern Standard Mandarin, a dialect regulated by the Singaporean, Taiwanese and Chinese governments, set out in the socio-political context.
- Mandarin (bureaucrat), a bureaucrat of Imperial China (the original meaning of the word), Vietnam, and by analogy, any senior government bureaucrat
- Mandarin dress, a style of clothing derived from Manchurian garb
- Mandarin collar, a short shirt or jacket collar that is not folded
- Mandarin square, a large embroidered badge sewn onto the surcoat of an official in Imperial China
- Mandarin Duck, Aix galericulata
- Mandarin fish, Siniperca chuatsi
- Mandarin dogfish, two species of small shark in the genus Cirrhigaleus
- Mandarin orange (Citrus reticulata), a sweet, orange-like citrus fruit
- Mandarin Airlines, a subsidiary of China Airlines
- The Mandarin, former name of Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, a Hong Kong hotel
- Mandarin Publishing, a publishing unit of Random House
- Mandarin Restaurant, a chain of all-you-can-eat buffets in Southern Ontario, Canada
- Mandarin Software, a British software developer
- Mandarin Films, a film production company of Hong Kong
- Mandarin (comics), a supervillain in the Marvel Comics universe
- Mandarin (Jacksonville), a 19th-century community, since absorbed into the city limits of Jacksonville, United States
- Mandarin High School, a high school in the southern part of Jacksonville Florida
- Mandarin (novel), a 1983 novel by Robert Elegant
- Mandarin (SRMTHFG), a character in the animated TV series Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!
- The Mandarins, 1954 novel by Simone de Beauvoir
- Mandarins Drum and Bugle Corps, a drum and bugle corps from Sacramento, California
- Mandarin porcelain, a wide range of porcelain that was made and decorated in China exclusively for export to Europe and later to North America
- Madarina, a snail.
- The name Modern Standard Mandarin is sometimes encountered among linguists who wish to distinguish the current state of the shared language from other northern and historic dialects. Refer: Coblin, W. S. (2000). A brief history of Mandarin. Journal of the American Oriental Society, 537-552.
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