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Non-Sinitic Languages of Southeast China
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For the purposes of this overview, Southeast China is defined as those provinces and administrative divisions south of the 30° latitude, from the coast west to the borders of Sìchuān and Yúnnán Provinces; it lies roughly south of the Yángzi River. It includes the easternmost provinces of Zhèjiāng, Jiāngxī, Fújiàn, and Guǎngdōng (including the Hong Kong and Macau Special Administrative Regions) as well as the following westernmost administrative units: Húnán Province, Guìzhōu Province, the Guǎngx…

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Martha RATLIFF, “Non-Sinitic Languages of Southeast China”, in: Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics, General Editor Rint Sybesma. Consulted online on 27 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2210-7363_ecll_COM_00000295>
First published online: 2015

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