Gan (赣语/江西话)

Gan or Jiangxihua is a variety of Chinese spoken by about 60 million people mainly in the Chinese province of Jiangxi (江西), and also in eastern Hunan (湖南), southeastern Hubei (湖北), southwestern Anhui (安徽) and northwestern Fujian (福建) provinces. It has some intelligibility with Mandarin and . Gan (赣) is an alternative name name for Jiangxi province.

Gan pronunciation (Pinfa romanization system)

Gan pronunciation (Pinfa romanization system)

The Pinfa romanization system was developed by Dr C. F. Lau, a.k.a. Liu Zin Fad (劉鎮發) for Hakka, and was later adapted for Gan and Xiang.

Gan has nine main dialects:

  • Changdu (昌都片), which is spoken in northwest Jiangxi.
  • Yiliu (宜瀏片), which is spoken in central parts of western Jiangxi.
  • Jicha (吉茶片), which is spoken in central parts of southern Jiangxi.
  • Fuguang (撫廣片) , which is spoken in central parts of eastern Jiangxi.
  • Yingyi (鷹弋片), which is spoken in the northeast of Jianxi.
  • Datong (大通片), which is spoken in the southeast of Hubei.
  • Leizi (耒資片), which is spoken in the southeast of Hunan.
  • Dongsui (洞綏片), which is spoken in the southwest of Hunan.
  • Huaiyue (懷嶽片), which is spoken in the southwest of Anhui.

Chinese Translation
中文翻譯
of names and phrases

Books about Chinese characters and calligraphy
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Links

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http://zh.wikipedia.org/zh/赣语
http://www.ethnologue.com/14/show_language.asp?code=KNN
http://www.chiculture.net/0604/html/c09/0604c09.html

Recordings in Gan
http://www.tudou.com/programs/view/1AgL8YrhR10/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XB7yMNW0IZ4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HN7ueE_VR0c

Sinitic (Chinese) languages

Dungan, Cantonese, Fuzhounese, Gan, Hakka, Mandarin, Puxian, Shanghainese, Taiwanese, Teochew, Wenzhounese, Xiang