27,100,000 in China (2013). Total users in all countries: 31,425,260 (as L1: 31,424,260; as L2: 1,000).
Guangdong province: greatest concentrations east and northeast; Fujian, Guangxi, Hainan, Hunan, south Jiangxi, and Sichuan provinces: west and southwest. Widespread with other dialects.
5 (Dispersed). Language of recognized nationality: Han.