Gan language

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Gan ua
贛語/赣语
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Gan ua (Gan) written in Chinese characters
Native to China
Region central and northern Jiangxi, eastern Hunan, parts of Fujian, Anhui, Hubei
Ethnicity Gan people (Han Chinese)
Native speakers 22 million  (2007)[1]
Language family
Sino-Tibetan
Language codes
ISO 639-3 gan
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Gan is the language of Jiangxi and some others provinces in China.

It is spoken by 20 to 50 million people in southern China.

Gan has 9 dialects, and Nangchang dialect is representative.

dialects[change | change source]

  • Chang-Jing (昌靖片)
  • Yi-Liu (宜瀏片)
  • Ji-Cha (吉茶片)
  • Fu-Guang (撫廣片)
  • Ying-Yi (鷹弋片)
  • Da-Tong (大通片)
  • Lei-Zi (耒資片)
  • Dong-Sui (洞綏片)
  • Huai-Yue (懷嶽片)

References[change | change source]

  1. Nationalencyklopedin "Världens 100 största språk 2007" The World's 100 Largest Languages in 2007