Definition of Xiang in English:


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Pronunciation: /ʃiːˈaŋ
(also Hsiang)


[mass noun]
A dialect of Chinese spoken by about 36 million people, mainly in Hunan province.
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  • The main varieties of ‘Chinese’ (Cantonese, Hakka, Hsiang, Kan, Mandarin, Min, and Wu) are as distinct from one another as English from Danish or German.
  • Approximately 3 per cent of the Han population speak Xiang dialects.

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