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Central Min

Central Min
Min Zhong
Native to Southern China, United States (mainly California)
Region eastern Fujian; Fuzhou; Yong'an, Sanming
Native speakers
3.1 million (2000 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 czo
Glottolog minz1235[2]
Min Zhong (pink)

Central Min, or Min Zhong (simplified Chinese: 闽中; traditional Chinese: 閩中; pinyin: Mǐnzhōng), is a part of the Min group of varieties of Chinese. It is spoken around Yong'an, Sanming and Sha located in the central mountain areas of Fujian. The total population of approximately 3 million native speakers, is the fourth most common subgroup of Min.


  • Sanming
  • Yong'an
  • Shaxian


  • (includes a description of the phonology of the Yong'an dialect)


  1. ^ Central Min at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^
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