Gan language

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Gan
贛語/赣语
Gon ua
Ganyu.png
Gan ua (Gan) written in Chinese characters
Native to China
Region central and northern Jiangxi, eastern Hunan, eastern Hubei, southern Anhui, northwest Fujian
Ethnicity Gan people (Han Chinese)
Native speakers
22 million (2007)[1]
Early forms
Language codes
ISO 639-3 gan
Glottolog ganc1239[2]
Linguasphere 79-AAA-f
Idioma gan.png
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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. Mikael Parkvall, "Världens 100 största språk 2007" (The World's 100 Largest Languages in 2007), in Nationalencyklopedin
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Gan Chinese". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.