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Chinese, Mandarin
[cmn] 6,660 in Macao (2001 census). Status: 1 (National). Statutory national language (1999, Basic Law, Article 9). Classification: Sino-Tibetan, Chinese

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Chinese, Min Nan
[nan] 18,900 in Macao (2001 census). Status: 6a (Vigorous). Classification: Sino-Tibetan, Chinese

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Chinese, Yue
[yue] 373,000 in Macao (2001 census). Status: 2 (Provincial). De facto provincial language in SAP Macao. Alternate Names: Macau Cantonese Classification: Sino-Tibetan, Chinese

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Macanese
[mzs] Also in Hong Kong. 50 in Macao (Bradley 2007). Ethnic population: 5,000 (Bradley 2007). Status: 8b (Nearly extinct). Alternate Names: Macaense, Macao Creole Portuguese, Makista, Patu√° Classification: Creole, Portuguese based Comments: A creole that blends Portuguese [por] with Cantonese [yue] and Malay, plus traces of Hindi [hin], Japanese [jpn] and the languages of other stops on Portuguese trade routes during the past few centuries.

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Portuguese
[por] 2,810 in Macao (2001 census). Status: 2 (Provincial). Statutory provincial working language in Macao SAR (1999, Basic Law, Article 9). Classification: Indo-European, Italic, Romance, Italo-Western, Western, Gallo-Iberian, Ibero-Romance, West Iberian, Portuguese-Galician

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