Mango dialect

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Mango
蠻講, 蠻話
Native to Southern China
Region Taishun and Cangnan, Wenzhou, Zhejiang
Language codes
ISO 639-3
Glottolog None

Man or Mango (simplified Chinese: 蛮话; traditional Chinese: 蠻話; pinyin: Mánhuà; literally: "Man speech"), also known as Manjiang (simplified Chinese: 蛮讲; traditional Chinese: 蠻講; pinyin: Mánjiǎng), is an Eastern Min dialect spoken in Taishun and Cangnan counties of Wenzhou prefecture in Southeast Zhejiang province.

As a dialect of Eastern Min, Manjiang is very distant from major Chinese varieties such as Mandarin and Cantonese, and displays very significant elements of a substratal indigenous language, perhaps belonging to the Austroasiatic or Tai–Kadai language families.

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