Teochew originated in the Chaoshan region of Guangdong province, China. Teochew is also spoken in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand.
Teochew is a dialect of Southern Min, a Sinitic language. It preserves a three-way distinction between unvoiced unaspirated, unvoiced aspirated and voiced unaspirated plosives that is absent in Mandarin Chinese. Oral and nasalised vowels form contrasting minimal pairs in Teochew.
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GagiNang - information about Teochiu language and culture
Diojiu Bhung Gak: A Site Teochiu Language
learn to read, write and pronounce Chinese characters
Chaozhou Mogher - includes information about Chaozhou idioms and phonology and a dictionary
Chinese Ink in SE Asia: Dialects
Singapore Teochew Association (in Chinese)
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