• Chinese language - Wikipedia

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_language The Chinese language has spread to neighbouring countries through a variety of means. Northern Vietnam was incorporated into the Han empire in 111 BCE, marking the beginning of a period of Chinese control that ran almost continuously for a millennium.
  • Chinese Language, Mandarin Learning, Chinese Characters ...

    www.travelchinaguide.com/essential/language.htm Chinese Language. Mandarin. Chinese Characters: As one of the six official languages used by UN (United Nations), Chinese now has earned itself greater status in the World. The official language of China is the Mandarin, which is the very name of 'Hanyu' or 'Putonghua', belonging to Sino-Tibetan.
  • Chinese languages | Britannica

    www.britannica.com/topic/Chinese-languages Chinese languages, also called Sinitic languages, Chinese Han, principal language group of eastern Asia, belonging to the Sino-Tibetan language family.Chinese exists in a number of varieties that are popularly called dialects but that are usually classified as separate languages by scholars. More people speak a variety of Chinese as a native language than any other language in the world, and ...
  • A List of the Current Chinese Languages - ThoughtCo

    www.thoughtco.com/chinese-language-2279455 But in fact, it is just one of many Chinese languages. China is an old and vast country geographically speaking, and the many mountain ranges, rivers, and deserts create natural regional borders. Over time, each region has developed its own spoken language.
  • Languages of China - Wikipedia

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Languages_of_China The Chinese language policy in mainland China is heavily influenced by the Soviet nationalities policy and officially encourages the development of standard spoken and written languages for each of the nationalities of China. However, in this schema, ...
  • Chinese Language | Asia Society

    asiasociety.org/education/chinese-language Few things in Chinese culture are more widely misunderstood outside of China than the Chinese language. The Chinese write very differently from us and indeed from all other literate societies in today's world except for Japan and Korea (which continue to make partial use of writing borrowed from China long ago).
  • Chinese Language | EthnoMed

    ethnomed.org/resource/chinese-language The Chinese language is the oldest written language in the world with at least six thousand years of history. Chinese character inscriptions have been found in turtle shells dating back to the Shang dynasty 1 (1766-1123 BC) proving the written language has existed for more than 3,000 years.
  • Amazon.com: The Chinese Language: Its History and Current ...

    www.amazon.com/Chinese-Language-History-Current-Usage/dp/0804838534 This is a review of The Chinese Language: Its History and Current Usage, by Daniel Kane. This is not a language textbook or phrasebook. It is also not a technical work on linguistics. This is a nontechnical survey of the language, covering topics such as "Chinese Characters," "History and Dialects," "Grammar" and contemporary slang.
  • Chinese language - Simple English Wikipedia, the free ...

    simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_language The Chinese language is the group of languages used by Chinese people in China and elsewhere. It forms part of a language family called the Sino-Tibetan family of languages. Chinese includes many regional language varieties, the main ones being Mandarin, Wu, Yue and Min.
  • Chinese Language, Learn Chinese, Chinese Lessons

    www.chinahighlights.com/travelguide/chinese-language Interest in Chinese language is growing around the world as developments in transport and communications make this planet seem a smaller place.. Chinese Language Use Worldwide . Mandarin (standard Chinese) is the most used mother tongue on the planet with over 800 million native speakers.. The two world languages with over a billion users are English and Mandarin.