The Sound and Linguistics of the People's Republic of China
China's mainland official language is the Standard Chinese or Mandarine Chinese, it is also known as Huayu, Guoyu or Putonghua. Which is also the official dialect of Taiwan, one of the four formal languages of Singapore, and the 6th official language of the United Nations. Also, Madarin is the largest ten Chinese dialect among the groups.The meaning of ""madarin"" derives from Malay ""menteri, Portuguese ""madarim"" and ""mantrin"" from Sanskrit, meaning the ""minister"" originally the official of the Qing and Ming empires.There are seven prominent dialect or language in China, these are Guan (Beijing and Nanjing forms), Wu (Shanghainese and Suzhounese forms), Yue (Cantonese and Taishanese variants), Min (Hokkien and Fuzhounese variants), Hakka (Kejia), Xiang (Hunanese), and Gan (Jiangxinese).
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