Wuxi dialect

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Wuxi dialect
Native to People's Republic of China
Region Wuxi, Jiangsu province
Native speakers
2–4 million (date missing)[citation needed]
Language codes
ISO 639-3
Glottolog wuxi1234[1]
Wuxi dialect
Simplified Chinese 无锡话
Traditional Chinese 無錫話

Wuxi dialect (Simplified Chinese: 无锡话; Traditional Chinese: 無錫話; Pinyin: Wúxī huà, Wu : mu1 sik1 wo3 , Wuxi dialect  : [vu˨˨˧ siɪʔ˦ ɦu˨˨]) is a dialect of Wu. It is spoken in the city of Wuxi in Jiangsu province of China.

It has many similarities with the Shanghainese and Suzhou dialect. It is mutually intelligible with the Changzhou dialect to which it is most closely related. It is not at all mutually intelligible with Mandarin, China's official language.


  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Wuxi". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 

External links[edit]