Chinese, Pu-Xian


A language of China

Alternate Names
Henghua, Hinghua, Hsienyu, Hsinghua, Putian, Putten, Xianyou, Xinghua

2,520,000 in China (2000). Population total all countries: 2,558,800.


East central Fujian Province, Putian and Xianyou counties. Also in Malaysia, Singapore.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 91% (2000 census, Han nationality). Highly literate in Chinese, and they use that literature. Poetry. Bible: 1912.
Other Comments

Majority officially classified within Han nationality.

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