Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

官话 (官話) Guān Huà

Guān Huà proper noun Mandarin
Domain: Linguistics 语言学 , Subdomain: China 中国 , Concept: Dialect 方言
Notes: A historic term for the Peking dialect, literally the language of the officials, which it was in the Qing. It may also refer to the general dialect of Northern China (Norman 1988, p. 133-136; Sun 2006, loc. 281).

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