Language in Nanning

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In Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of China, there are more than a dozen local languages. Of course today the Putonghua(Mandarin 鏅氳瘽) is the most popular in major area of Guangxi, but in everyday life people would use their own local languages. Northern usually speaks Guiliuhua(妗傛煶璇) sounds very familiar with Mandarin, and Southern speaks Cantonese with accents.聽 and In Nanning, most of the local people can speak Cantonese. With unique accent, it usually be called as 鐧借瘽, but there is no much difficulties when communicate with people from Guangdong province and HongKong.

sinitic languages mark with Nanning location

sinitic languages mark with Nanning location

In Nanning, Ping language(骞宠瘽) is the most popular before liberation(1949), but slowly those people in urban district no longer speak Ping, but speak Cantonese with accent. Maybe there are many people migrate to Nanning from Guangdong province, but I am not sure. In 1950, more and more people migrated to Nanning. Ever since 1960, govenment begin to popularize Putonghua(Mandarin), so more and more people especially the young genaration begin to speak Putonghua as the first language.

After so many years of Putonghua popularization, Putonghua(Mandarin) becomes the most common languages in Nanning area. Now even the old generation can speak Putonghua, though might not that fluently.

Though the Putonghua is the official language and it is the most popular in urban area, but in many rural area, when people at home or doing farmwork, local dialect is still the no.1 choice, coz they live in the same village and they may have their own accent.

Cantonese area mark Guangxi, Nanning

Cantonese area mark Guangxi, Nanning

I got more pics from Internet, See more info about Guangxi Language from HERE.

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2 Responses to “Language in Nanning”

  1. Great job man, this is real informative web site , also you have great english skills man , good lucky happy new year man !

  2. I found this interesting because it is not common in Hong Kong knowing other Chinese dialects other than Cantonese.

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