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Wú 吳 Dialects
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The Wú 吳 dialects are also known as Jiāng-Zhè huà 江浙話 (i.e., the speech of Jiāngsū and Zhèjiāng provinces). Wú is distributed over most of Zhèjiāng province, the city of Shànghǎi and the southern part of Jiāngsū province, as well as the cities of Shàngráo上饒, Yùshān 玉山, Guǎngfēng 廣豐, and Déxīng 德興 in northeastern Jiāngxī province; Lángxī 郎溪 and Guǎngdé 廣德 in the south of Ānhuī province; the ancient Xuānzhōu 宣州 area to the south of the Yangtze River and to the east of Huángshān 黃山; and Púchéng 浦城 …

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Rujie YOU, “Wú 吳 Dialects”, in: Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics, General Editor Rint Sybesma. Consulted online on 02 April 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2210-7363_ecll_COM_00000462>
First published online: 2015

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