Ba-Shu Chinese (Wade-Giles: Pa-Shu Chinese; Chinese: 巴蜀語; Sichuanese Pinyin: Ba¹su²yu³; IPA: [pa˥su˨˩y˥˧]), or Old Sichuanese (or Old Szechwanese; Chinese: 蜀語), is an extinct Sinitic language spoken in what is now Sichuan province and Chongqing municipality of China. This language was first attested during the Western Han dynasty and represents one of the first splits from Old Chinese or Early Middle Chinese. This language largely went extinct during the Ming dynasty, where it was supplanted by Southwestern Mandarin, after settlement by people from other parts of China. The phonological aspects of Ba-Shu Chinese are still largely preserved in the Minjiang dialect of Sichuanese Mandarin.
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