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Shantou dialect

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Shantou dialect

Shantou dialect
汕頭話/Suan¹tao⁵ uê⁷
Native to China
Region Mainly in Shantou, southwestern Guangdong province.
Native speakers
(no estimate available)
Language codes
ISO 639-3
Linguist list
     Shantou dialect

The Shantou dialect, formerly known as the Swatow dialect, is a dialect mostly spoken in Shantou in Guangdong, China. It is a sub-dialect of Min Nan Chinese, and sometimes a sub-dialect of Teochew Min.[1]

See also


  1. ^ Shantou Dialect entry in Glossika

External links

  • A pronouncing and defining dictionary of the Swatow (Shantou) dialect published in 1883 by the American Presbyterian mission press in Shanghai.
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