Xuanzhou Wu dialects

Xuanzhou Wu
Native to People's Republic of China
Region Anhui
Native speakers
(3.1 million cited 1987)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3
Glottolog xuan1238[2]

Xuanzhou Wu (宣州片) is a western branch of Wu Chinese spoken in and around Xuancheng, Anhui province. The dialect has declined since the Taiping Rebellion, with an influx of Mandarin-speaking immigrants from north of the Yangtze River.


Xuancheng dialect is representative.


  1. Sinolect.org (archived)
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Xuanzhou". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.

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