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Chinese, Pu-Xian

A language of China

ISO 639-3cpx

Population  2,520,000 in China (2000). Population total all countries: 2,558,800.
Region  East central Fujian Province, Putian and Xianyou counties. Also in Malaysia (Peninsular), Singapore.
Language map  Southern China
Dialects  Putian (Putten, Xinghua, Hinghua, Henghua, Hsinghua), Xianyou (Hsienyu).
Classification  Sino-Tibetan, Chinese
A member of macrolanguage Chinese [zho] (China).
Language development  Literacy rate in L2: 91%. Highly literate in Chinese, and they use that literature. Bible: 1912.
Comments  Classified as Han nationality.

Also spoken in:

Malaysia (Peninsular)

Language name   Chinese, Pu-Xian
Population  24,700 in Malaysia (2000).
Region  Peninsular Malaysia and Sarawak.
Dialects  Xinghua (Hsinghua, Hinghua).
 

Singapore

Language name   Chinese, Pu-Xian
Population  14,100 in Singapore (2000).
Dialects  Henghua (Hinghua, Xinghua).