Chinese, Min Bei

A language of China

ISO 639-3: mep

Population 10,290,000 in China (1984). Population total all countries: 10,294,000.
Region Northern Fujian Province in 7 counties around Jian'ou. Also spoken in Singapore.
Alternate names   Northern Min, Min Pei
Dialects The Chinese now divide Chinese Min into 5 major varieties: Min Nan, Min Bei, Min Dong, Min Zhong, and Pu-Xian. Others say there are at least 9 varieties which are inherently unintelligible to one another's speakers.
Classification Sino-Tibetan, Chinese
Language development NT: 1934.
Comments Part of the Han nationality. Buddhist, Daoist, Christian.

Also spoken in: 
Language name   Chinese, Min Bei
Population 4,000 in Singapore (1985). Ethnic population: 11,000 in Singapore.
Alternate names   Min Pei

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