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  1. Chinese language - Wikipedia

    The 7th (2016) edition of Xiandai Hanyu Cidian, an authoritative one-volume dictionary on modern standard Chinese language as used in mainland China, has 13,000 head characters and defines 70,000 words. Loanwords. Like any other language, Chinese has absorbed a sizable number of loanwords from other cultures.

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  3. Languages of China - Wikipedia

    There are several hundred languages in China.The predominant language is Standard Chinese, which is based on central Mandarin, but there are hundreds of related Chinese languages, collectively known as Hanyu (simplified Chinese: 汉语; traditional Chinese: 漢語; pinyin: Hànyǔ, 'Han language'), that are spoken by 92% of the population.

  4. Chinese language - Simple English Wikipedia, the free ...

    The Chinese language is the group of languages used by Chinese people in China and elsewhere. It forms part of a language family called the Sino-Tibetan family of languages. Chinese includes many regional language varieties, the main ones being Mandarin, Wu, Yue and Min.

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  5. Chinese language | The Singapore LGBT encyclopaedia Wiki | Fandom

    Chinese ( 汉语; 漢語; Hànyǔ; Han language; or especially though not exclusively for written Chinese: 中文; Zhōngwén) is a group of related, but in many cases not mutually intelligible, language varieties, forming the Sinitic branch of the Sino-Tibetan language family. Chinese is spoken by the ethnic Chinese majority and many minority ethnic groups in China. About 1.2 billion people ...

  6. Category:Chinese languages - Wikimedia Commons

    May 25, 2018 · Media in category "Chinese languages" The following 97 files are in this category, out of 97 total. 1815 Morrison Pt I (Vol. 1) Chinese-English Dictionary (Radical) - p.442.jpg 773 × 1,024; 136 KB

  7. Chinese Wikipedia - Wikipedia

    The Chinese Wikipedia was established along with 12 other Wikipedias in May 2001. At the beginning, however, the Chinese Wikipedia did not support Chinese characters, and had no encyclopedic content. In October 2002, the first Chinese-language page was written, the Main Page. A software update on 27 October 2002 allowed Chinese language input.

  8. Mandarin Chinese - Simple English Wikipedia, the free ...

    Mandarin Chinese or simply Mandarin (/ ˈ m æ n d ər ɪ n / (); simplified Chinese: 官话; traditional Chinese: 官話; pinyin: Guānhuà; literally: "speech of officials") is the language of government and education of the Chinese mainland and Taiwan, with the notable exceptions of Hong Kong and Macau where a local dialect of Chinese called Cantonese is more often used.

  9. Chinese languages | Britannica

    Chinese languages, principal language group of eastern Asia, belonging to the Sino-Tibetan language family. Chinese exists in a number of varieties that are popularly called dialects but that are usually classified as separate languages by scholars. More people speak a variety of Chinese as a

  10. A List of the Current Chinese Languages

    Dec 29, 2018 · Different Written Chinese Languages . Chinese characters have a history dating back more than two thousand years. The early forms of Chinese characters were pictographs (graphic representations of real objects), but characters became more and more stylized over time. Eventually, they came to represent ideas as well as objects.

  11. Chinese bhasa - Wikipedia

    Chinese me China ke Han people aur uu logan jon k apne ke Chinese maane hae, baat kare hae. Chinese lagbahg puura Chinese characters me likha jaae hae jon ki symbols use kare hae jiske logogram bolaa jaae hae. Chinese characters, 5000 saal se use karaa jaae hae. Aaj kal Mandarin language, Hanyu pinyin ke use kar ke Roman letters le awaaj ke ...