Sinitic

Definitions of Sinitic
  1. adjective
    of or relating to the Chinese people or their language or culture
    Sinitic dialects”
  2. noun
    a group of Sino-Tibetan languages
    synonyms: Sinitic language
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    Chinese
    any of the Sino-Tibetan languages spoken in China; regarded as dialects of a single language (even though they are mutually unintelligible) because they share an ideographic writing system
    Beijing dialect, Mandarin, Mandarin Chinese, Mandarin dialect
    the dialect of Chinese spoken in Beijing and adopted as the official language for all of China
    Shanghai dialect, Wu, Wu dialect
    a dialect of Chinese spoken in the Yangtze delta
    Cantonese, Cantonese dialect, Yue, Yue dialect
    the dialect of Chinese spoken in Canton and neighboring provinces and in Hong Kong and elsewhere outside China
    Amoy, Fukien, Fukkianese, Hokkianese, Min, Min dialect, Taiwanese
    any of the forms of Chinese spoken in Fukien province
    Hakka, Hakka dialect
    a dialect of Chinese spoken in southeastern China by the Hakka
    type of:
    Sino-Tibetan, Sino-Tibetan language
    the family of tonal languages spoken in eastern Asia
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