What is official language of China?
- 8 months ago
Mandarin,Chinese is the official language of the People's Republic of China and Taiwan.
- ZirpLv 79 months ago
The Chinese govt answer to that is : chinese, a language with many "dialects"
The linguist's answer is: there are dozens of chinese ("sinitic") languages, that are not mutually intelligible when spoken, but they do share the same written form. Mandarin/putonghoa is pushed by the national government as the spoken standard
- GypsyfishLv 79 months ago
Mandarin is now called Putonghua. The term "Mandarin" was seen as elitist, and favoring a stratified society. Putonghua is what is used in all schools in China, but the people still speak many local dialects at home, including Cantonese.
- 9 months ago
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- LiliLv 79 months ago
Standard Chinese, also widely called Mandarin.