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Wu (simplifeed Cheenese: 吴语; traditeeonal Cheenese: 吳語; pinyin: wúyǔ, Suzhou Wu: IPA: [ɦəu²² ɲy⁴⁴], Shanghai Wu: IPA: [ɦu²² ɲy⁴⁴]) is a group o lingueestically seemilar an heestorically relatit varieties o Cheenese primarily spoken in Zhejiang province, the municipality o Shanghai, an soothren Jiangsu province.

Wu
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Wu (Wú Yǔ) written in Cheenese characters
Native tae Cheenae; an owerseas Cheenese in urban emigrant commonties oreeginatin frae Wu speakin auries o Cheenae – pairteecularly Unitit States (New York Ceety)
Region Shanghai; maist o Zhejiang province; soothren Jiangsu province; Xuancheng prefectur-level ceety o Anhui province; Shangrao Coonty, Guangfeng Coonty an Yushan Coonty, Jiangxi province; Pucheng County, Fujian province; North Pynt, Hong Kong
Ethnicity Wu (Han Cheenese)
Native speakers
80 million (2007)[1]
Dialects
Leid codes
ISO 639-3 wuu
Glottolog wuch1236[2]
Idioma wu.png
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ReferencesEedit

  1. Mikael Parkvall, "Världens 100 största språk 2007" (The World's 100 Largest Languages in 2007), in Nationalencyklopedin
  2. Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Wu Chinese". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.