Saturday, October 4, 2008

Zhongyuan Mandarin

Zhongyuan Mandarin is a dialect of Mandarin Chinese spoken in the central part of Shaanxi, Henan, and southern part of Shandong.

Zhongyuan Mandarin is considered the origin of Standard Mandarin, as the , China's dominant ethnic group, have lived in this area since the Zhou Dynasty.


*Henan dialect

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