Gao-Yang Yue

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Gao-Yang dialect
Native to Southern China
Native speakers
5.4 million (1998)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3
ISO 639-6 goya
Glottolog gaol1235[2]
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Gao-Yang is red, in the middle of the Yue area.

Gao-Yang, or Gao-Lei, is one of four principal dialects of Yue (Cantonese). It is spoken in and around Maoming and Yangjiang in southwestern Guangdong.

The name derives from its two subdialects, Gaozhou and Yangjiang.


  1. Olson, An Ethnohistorical Dictionary of China
  2. Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Gaolei". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>