Native toChina
RegionMainly in Nanlang, southern Guangdong province.
Language codes
ISO 639-3(znl is proposed[1])
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  Nanlang dialect, at the eastern edge of Zhongshan City

The Nanlang dialect is a variety of Eastern Min Chinese mostly spoken in Nanlang in Zhongshan in the Pearl River Delta of Guangdong, China.[2] Despite its close proximity, Nanlang is not very closely related to the surrounding dialects in the region, which belong to the Yue group. As such, Nanlang forms a "dialect island" of Min speakers. It is one of three enclaves of Min in Zhongshan, the others being Longdu and Sanxiang.[3]


  1. ^ "Change Request Documentation: 2021-045". 31 August 2021. Retrieved 30 May 2022.
  2. ^ Campbell, James. "Zhongshan Nanlang Dialect Phonology". Glossika. Archived from the original on 2010-08-20. Retrieved 2009-03-26.
  3. ^ Bodman, Nicholas C. (1982). "The Namlong Dialect, a Northern Min Outlier in Zhongshan Xian and the Influence of Cantonese on its Lexicon and Phonology". Tsing Hua Journal of Chinese Studies. 14 (1): 1–19. pp. 1–2.