Zhangzhou dialect

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Zhangzhou dialect
漳州話 (Chiang-chiu-ōa)
Native to People's Republic of China, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Philippines.
Region city of Zhangzhou, southern Fujian province
Native speakers
Over 4 million (date missing)[citation needed]
Language codes
ISO 639-3
Glottolog None
Linguasphere 79-AAA-jed
Hokkien Map.svg
     Zhangzhou dialect

Zhangzhou dialect (Chinese: 漳州話; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Chiang-chiu-ōa), also known as Changchew dialect or Changchow dialect, is a dialect of Hokkien originating from southern Fujian province (in southeast China), centered on the city of Zhangzhou. The Zhangzhou dialect has an intelligibility of over 90% with other dialects of Hokkien such as Amoy and Quanzhou. The Zhangzhou dialect is often simply called Hokkien or Minnan. It is the source of the western terms Amoy ([e˨˩mui˧˥]) and Quemoy ([kim˧˧mui˧˥]).