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The term Mandarin (普通话) denotes a dialect which is now the official spoken language of the People's Republic of China and used in most of the China mainland. But it was only the dialect of the Manchu People and not widely used before the Qing Dynasty. The term Chinese language (汉语) is a broader concept than Mandarin. All languages listed on this page can be ...
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