Teochew is a dialect of Southern Min, a Sinitic language. It originated in the Chaoshan region of Guangdong province in China, and is also spoken in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand.
Teochew 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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