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汉语/漢語 or 中文
Hànyǔ or Zhōngwén

Hànyǔ (Chinese) written in traditional (left) and simplified (right) characters
Native to IShayina, Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Macau, Malaysia, IMelika, IKhanada, I-Indonesia, and other places with significant overseas Chinese communities
Ethnicity Han Chinese
Native speakers
unknown (1.2 billion cited 1984–2001)[1]
Standard forms
Putonghua (Standard Mandarin)
Chinese characters, zhuyin fuhao, Latin, Arabic, Cyrillic, braille. Ancient use of 'Phags-pa script.
Official status
Official language in

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Recognised minority
language in
Regulated by National Commission on Language and Script Work[2]
National Languages Committee
Promote Mandarin Council
Chinese Language Standardisation Council
Language codes
ISO 639-1 zh
ISO 639-2 chi (B)
zho (T)
ISO 639-3 zhoinclusive code
Individual codes:
cdo – Min Dong
cjy – Jinyu
cmn – Mandarin
cpx – Pu Xian
czh – Huizhou
czo – Min Zhong
gan – Gan
hak – Hakka
hsn – Xiang
mnp – Min Bei
nan – Min Nan
wuu – Wu
yue – Yue
och – Old Chinese
ltc – Late Middle Chinese
lzh – Classical Chinese
Glottolog sini1245
Linguasphere 79-AAA
Map of the Sinophone world

Legend:      Countries identified Chinese as a primary, administrative, or native language      Countries with more than 5,000,000 Chinese speakers      Countries with more than 1,000,000 Chinese speakers      Countries with more than 500,000 Chinese speakers      Countries with more than 100,000 Chinese speakers

     Major Chinese-speaking settlements
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