Mango dialect

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Taishun Manjiang 泰順蠻講
蠻講 Man Go 蠻話
Native to Southern China
Region Taishun, Cangnan county, Wenzhou prefecture, Zhejiang province
Sino-Tibetan
Language codes
ISO 639-3
Glottolog None

Man or Mango (蠻講/蠻話, literally Man speech), also known as Taishun Manjiang (泰順蠻講), is a Min Dong dialect spoken in Taishun town in Cangnan county of Wenzhou prefecture in Southeast Zhejiang province.

As a dialect of Min Dong, Manjiang is very distant from major Chinese varieties such as Mandarin and Cantonese, and displays very significant elements of a substratal indigenous language, perhaps belonging to the Austroasiatic or Tai–Kadai language families.

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