Eastern Min
Min Dong (閩東語)
Fuchowian (福州話)
平話
Pronounce
"Bàng-uâ" in different dialects
[paŋ˨˩ŋuɑ˨˦˨] (Fuzhou)
[paŋ˥ŋuɑ˦˨] (Fuqing)
[paŋ˥˦˦ŋua˧˨˦] (Gutian)
[paŋ˧˩ŋuɑ˩˧˩] (Matsu)
[paŋ˨ɰo˧˧˨] (Ningde)
[paŋ˨ɰo˨˧] (Fu'an)
[paŋ˨ŋua˨˩˨] (Xiapu)
[paŋ˨˩ŋua˨˩˧] (Zherong)
Country Southeast China, Taiwan, Southeast Asia, United States (chiefly New York City)
Region Eastern Fujian (Fuzhou and Ningde), Matsu; parts of Taishun and Cangnan, Wenzhou, Zhejiang
Speakers
9.5 million (2007)
Family
Dialects
Writing
Chinese characters and Foochow Romanized
AreaFujian, Fu’an in northeast to Fuzhou in east central. Also in Brunei, Indonesia (Java and Bali), Malaysia (Peninsular), Singapore, Thailand, United States.
Language Sites
ISO 639-3 cdo
Glottolog mind1253
Min dialect map.svg
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