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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