Chinese, Pu-Xian

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A language of China

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

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

Location

East central Fujian Province, Putian and Xianyou counties.

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Language Status

5 (Developing). Language of recognized nationality: Han.

Dialects

A member of macrolanguage Chinese [zho].

Language Use

All ages. Also use Mandarin Chinese [cmn].

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

Latin script [Latn], 1890–1950, once used in a newspaper.

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