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Xiāng 湘 Dialects
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The Xiāng dialects (Xiāngyǔ 湘語) are the representative dialects of Húnán. Besides Xiāng dialects, varieties of Southwest Mandarin, Gàn 贛, Hakka, and the local dialects known as Xiānghuà 鄉話 in western Húnán and Tǔhuà 土話 in southern Húnán are also spoken in the province. Therefore, it is necessary to distin…

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Houxing BAO, “Xiāng 湘 Dialects”, in: Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics, General Editor Rint Sybesma. Consulted online on 21 March 2023
First published online: 1899

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