Category:Chinese

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Not to be confused with category: Wiki Chinese

Category: Chinese — this category here on WikiIndex is for wiki sites whose subject matter is, or discusses the Chinese language.

See also category: Multilingual – for those wiki sites with a subject matter of more than one language.

For those wiki sites whose contents are written in their actual language (ie, not English), they should go into their relevant Wiki language sub-category instead. In this instance, wiki sites with contents written in Chinese should be included in category: Wiki Chinese instead. See also category: Wiki Multilingual, for those wiki sites written in more than one language.

The Chinese language (ISO 639-1zh; ISO 639-2chi [B], zho [T]; ISO 639-3zho; Glottologsini1245[1]) is the official national language of the huge Asian country of China. Specifically, 'Chinese' (中文; Zhōngwén) is an umbrella term for a group of many (several hundred) different languages and dialects of China.

Standard Chinese (ISO 639-6goyu (Guoyu), huyu (Huayu), cosc (Putonghua)), also known as Standard Mandarin, which is based on the Beijing dialect (ISO 639-6bjjg, also known as Pekingese or Beijingese; the official language of the People's Republic of China (PRC) and Taiwan (Republic of China), along with one of the official languages in Singapore), is the predominant language of China. However, there are hundreds of related Chinese languages, known collectively as Hanyu (simplified Chinese: 汉语; traditional Chinese: 漢語; pinyin: Hànyǔ, or 'Han language'), which are spoken by 92% of the population. The Chinese languages, or 'Sinitic' languages, are typically divided into seven major language groups (ISO 639-5: zhx), and their study is a distinct academic discipline.

References
  1. Hammarström, Harald & Forkel, Robert & Haspelmath, Martin & Bank, Sebastian (2023). Glottolog 4.8. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.8131084 (Available online at https://glottolog.org, Accessed on 2024-05-30.)

Pages in category “Chinese”

The following 3 pages are in this category, out of 3 total.