Quanzhou dialect

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Quanzhou dialect
泉州話 / Chôan-chiu-oē
Native to People's Republic of China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Burma, Thailand, Philippines, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau.
Region Southern Fujian province
Native speakers
over 7 million (date missing)[citation needed]
Language codes
ISO 639-3
Glottolog None
     Quanzhou dialect

Quanzhou dialect (Chinese: 泉州話; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Chôan-chiu-oē) also known as Chinchew dialect or Choanchew dialect, is a Hokkien dialect that originally comes from Southern Fujian (in southeast China), in the area centered on the city of Quanzhou. The Quanzhou dialect has an intelligibility of over 90% with other dialects of Hokkien such as Amoy and Zhangzhou. For this reason, the Quanzhou dialect is often simply called Hokkien or Min Nan.

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