Chinese, Min Dong


A language of China

Alternate Names
Eastern Min

8,820,000 in China (2000). Population total all countries: 9,115,930.


Fujian Province, Fu’an in northeast to Fuzhou in east central. Also in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, United States.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).


Fuzhou (Foochow, Fuchow, Guxhou). The prestige dialect is spoken in Fujian.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 91% (2000 census, Han nationality). Highly literate in Chinese, and they use that literature. Bible: 1884–1905.
Other Comments

Majority officially classified within Han nationality.

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