Shantou dialect

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Shantou dialect
汕頭話/Suan¹tao⁵ uê⁷
Native to China
Region Mainly in Shantou, southwestern Guangdong province.
Language codes
ISO 639-3
Glottolog shan1244[1]
Shantou map2005.jpg
     Shantou dialect

The Shantou dialect, formerly known as the Swatow dialect, is a dialect mostly spoken in Shantou in Guangdong, China. It is a sub-dialect of Min Nan Chinese, and sometimes a sub-dialect of Teochew Min.[2]

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  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Shantou". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  2. ^ Shantou Dialect entry in Glossika

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