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native or resident of Canton (China)
dialect spoken in Canton; resident of Canton (China)
of the dialect of Canton; of or pertaining to Canton (China)

n : the dialect of chinese spoken in canton and neighboring provinces and in hong kong and elsewhere outside china [syn: yue, yue dialect, cantonese, cantonese dialect ]

Cantonese, or Standard Cantonese , is a language that originated in the vicinity of Canton (i.e., Guangzhou) in southern China, and is spoken by approximately 62 million speakers worldwide. It is often regarded as the prestige dialect of Yue. It is an official language in Hong Kong (along with English) and in Macau (along with Portuguese). It is sometimes also known as Guangfuhua a broader definition which also includes the Guangzhou dialect, Hong Kong dialect, Xiguan dialect, Wuzhou dialect, and Tanka dialect.

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Cantonese is a major dialect group or language of the Chinese language a member of the Sino-Tibetan family of languages.

1. the dialect of Chinese spoken in Canton and neighboring provinces and in Hong Kong and elsewhere outside China
(synonym) Yue, Yue dialect, Cantonese dialect
(hypernym) Chinese

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