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 Wú. Gan (赣) is an alternative name
name for Jiangxi province.
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.
Books about Chinese characters and calligraphy
Mandarin, Shanghainese, Hokkien, Taiwanese and
Information about Gan http://zh.wikipedia.org/zh/赣语
Recordings in Gan