Min Dong
Eastern Min
Min Dong
閩東語
Spoken in Southern China, Vietnam, United States (chiefly New York City)
Region eastern Fujian (Fuzhou and Ningde)
Native speakers 9.1 million  (1984)
(no recent data available)
Language family
Sino-Tibetan
Language codes
ISO 639-3 cdo
Fuzhou, the center for the Eastern Min Language

The Eastern Min language, or Min Dong (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: 閩東語; pinyin: Mǐndōngyǔ; Foochow Romanized: Mìng-dĕ̤ng-ngṳ̄) is the language mainly spoken in the eastern part of Fujian Province in China, in and near Fuzhou and Ningde. Fuzhou is the province's capital and largest city. Fuzhou dialect is considered the standard form of the Eastern Min Language.

The ISO 639-3 abbreviation for Eastern Min, used by Wikipedia, is cdo.

There are three branches in Min Dong (閩東)

  1. Fuzhou dialect (福州話)
  2. Fu'an dialect (福安話)
  3. Mango dialect (蠻講)

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