Northeastern Mandarin

Northeastern Mandarin

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Northeastern MandarinChinese: "Northeast Speech" or 东北官话/東北官話 Dōngběiguānhuà "Northeast Mandarin" is the dialect of Mandarin Chinese spoken in what historically was Manchuria. It is very similar to the Beijing dialect upon which Standard Chinese (Pǔtōnghuà) is based.

Geographical spread

The dialect is spoken by people in the Northeastern part of Mainland China; areas like Liaoning (except its southern part from Dalian to Dandong where Jiao Liao Mandarin is spoken), Jilin, and Heilongjiang provinces. With over 100 million people living in the Northeastern part of China, the Northeastern Mandarin-speaking population is quite large. Like other Mandarin dialects, differences between Northeastern Mandarin and other forms arise from the wide geographical distribution and cultural diversity of northern China. Overseas, Northeastern Mandarin is being spoken in increasingly larger communities in the Chinatowns of New York City in the United States.

Sub-dialects

Northeastern Mandarin can be subdivided into regional sub-dialects named for major cities where there might be slight differences.



Linguistic information

Usually, speakers of Northeastern Mandarin describe the variant that they are speaking as distinct from...
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