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Hokkien 福建话

Hokkien /hɒˈkiɛn/ (traditional Chinese福建話simplified Chinese福建话pinyinFújiànhuàPe̍h-ōe-jīHok-kiàn oē) or Quanzhang (Quanzhou–Zhangzhou / Chinchew–Changchew; BP: Zuánziū–Ziāngziū) is a group of mutually intelligible Min Nan Chinese dialects spoken throughout Southeast AsiaTaiwan, and by many other overseas Chinese.

Hokkien originated from a dialect in southern Fujian. It is closely related to Teochew, though mutual comprehension is difficult, and is somewhat more distantly related to Hainanese. Besides Hokkien, there are also other Min and Hakka dialects in Fujian province, most of which are not mutually intelligible with Hokkien.