Gan, or Jiangxihua, is a variety of Chinese spoken by about 22 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.
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:
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Cun Hieu – Men Hau-len
cun mien but gok hieu,
cu cu mun ti tieu.
ya loi fung ui sang,
fa lok zi do seu?
Ngin ngin sang e ciiu, cai zi son gen kuanli song itlit piangdeng. Giemen fuiu lising gen liangsin, bing li dong i tixiang ngi ci siong ditai.
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)
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