Zhangzhou dialect

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Zhangzhou dialect
漳州話 / Chiang-chiu-oē
Native to People's Republic of China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Philippines, Taiwan, and Hong Kong.
Region Southern Fujian province
Native speakers
Over 4 million (date missing)[citation needed]
Language codes
ISO 639-3
Glottolog None
     Zhangzhou dialect

Zhangzhou dialect (Chinese: 漳州話; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Chiang-chiu-oē), also known as Changchew dialect, is a Hokkien dialect originating from southern Fujian province (in southeast China), in the area centered on the city of Zhangzhou. The Zhangzhou dialect has an intelligibility of over 90% with other dialects of Hokkien such as Amoy and Quanzhou.

The Zhangzhou dialect is often simply called Hokkien or Minnan. It is the source of the western terms Amoy ([e˨˩mui˧˥]) and Quemoy ([kim˧˧mui˧˥]).