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A Cantonese shopper in Macao carries a baby on her back, vegetables in her bag, and an umbrella in her hand. The best known and most populous of the speakers of Cantonese, a language of many dialects, are the people of Guangzhou and Hong Kong. PHOTO BY JOAN LEBOLD COHEN.

Fifty-five million Chinese speak Cantonese (Yue), which makes Cantonese the second-most-spoken language in China after Mandarin. But is Cantonese—and Mandarin for that matter—a language or

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By |2014-12-16T16:53:47-05:00January 23rd, 2012|Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, Language and Learning, Linguistics|Comments Off on Cantonese (Yue) (Yuè 粤)|Yuè 粤 (Cantonese (Yue))

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