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Definition of Hokkien (dialect)

Hokkien (dialect) Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Hokkien or Quanzhang (Quanzhou–Zhangzhou / Chinchew–Changchew; BP: ) is a group of mutually intelligible Min Nan Chinese dialects spoken throughout Southeast Asia and by many overseas Chinese. Hokkien originated from a dialect in southern Fujian. It is closely related to the Teochew, though mutual comprehension is difficult, and is somewhat more distantly related to Hainanese. Besides Hokkien, there are also other dialects in Fujian province.

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