Xuanzhou Wu dialects

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Xuanzhou Wu
Native toPeople's Republic of China
RegionSouthern Anhui and bordering areas
Native speakers
(3.1 million cited 1987)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3
Glottologxuan1238[2]
Linguasphere79-AAA-dc (Tai-gao)

+ 79-AAA-dd (Tong-jing) + 79-AAA-de (Shi-ling)

(together comprising parts of "remnant" west-Wu or Xuan-zhou)

Xuanzhou Wu (宣州吳語) is a western branch of Wu Chinese spoken in and around Xuancheng, Anhui province. The dialect has declined since the Taiping Rebellion, with an influx of Mandarin-speaking immigrants from north of the Yangtze River.

Dialects[edit]

Xuancheng dialect is representative.

  • Xuancheng
  • Tong–Jing
    • Tongling dialect
    • Jing County dialect
    • Fanchang dialect
    • etc.
  • Shi–Ling
    • Shitai dialect
    • Lingyang (陵阳) dialect
    • etc.
  • Tai–Gao
    • Taiping dialect
    • Gaochun dialect
    • etc.

References[edit]

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