Xuanzhou Wu dialects

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Xuanzhou Wu
Native to People's Republic of China
Region Anhui
Native speakers
unknown (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.

  • Xuancheng
  • Tong–Jing
    • Tongling dialect
    • Jing County dialect
    • Fanchang dialect
    • etc.
  • Shi–Ling
    • Shitai dialect
    • Lingyang (陵阳) dialect
    • etc.
  • Tai–Gao
    • Taiping dialect
    • Gaochun dialect
    • etc.


  1. Sinolect.org (archived)
  2. Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Xuanzhou". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>