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Chinese
Alternate Names in EnglishCantonese
Mandarin
Language Names in ChineseSimplified: 汉语 (Hànyǔ)
Traditional: 漢語 (Hànyǔ)
中文 (Zhōngwén)
Common Dialect NamesAmoy
Cantonese
Fuzhou
Gan
Hakka
Huizhou
Jin
Mandarin
Min
Ping
Wu
Shanghainese
Teochew
Xiang
Yue
Speaker Population Worldwideapproximately 1.2 billion
Country of Origin🇨🇳 China
Official Language ofCantonese:
🇭🇰 Hong Kong
🇲🇴 Macau (Macao)

Mandarin:
🇨🇳 China
🇸🇬 Singapore
🇹🇼 Taiwan
ISO 2-Letter Code (ISO 693‑1)zh
ISO 3-Letter Code (ISO 693‑3)zho

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