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Yue vs. Cantonese

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Yuenoun

the dialect of Chinese spoken in Canton and neighboring provinces and in Hong Kong and elsewhere outside China

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the dialect of Chinese spoken in Canton and neighboring provinces and in Hong Kong and elsewhere outside China

Cantonese

Cantonese (traditional Chinese: 廣東話; simplified Chinese: 广东话, Yale: Gwóngdūng wá) is a language within the Chinese (Sinitic) branch of the Sino-Tibetan languages originating from the city of Guangzhou (also known as Canton) and its surrounding area in Southeastern China. It is the traditional prestige variety of the Yue Chinese dialect group, which has over 80 million native speakers.

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