|Native to||People's Republic of China|
|ISO 639-3||None (|
Old Xiang, also known as Lou-Shao (娄邵片 / 婁邵片), is a conservative Xiang Chinese language. It is spoken in the central areas of Hunan where it has been to some extent isolated from the neighboring Chinese languages, Southwestern Mandarin and Gan languages, and it retains the voiced plosives of Middle Chinese, which are otherwise only preserved in Wu languages like Shanghainese. See Shuangfeng dialect for details. Mao Zedong was a speaker of Old Xiang with his native Shaoshan dialect.
The Shuangfeng dialect is representative.
|Xiang-Shuang||Xiangtan, Shuangfeng, Shaoshan, Urban Loudi, Anhua*, Hengshan*|
|Lian-Mei||Lianyuan, Lengshuijiang*, Anhua, Ningxiang*|
|Shao-Wu||Urban Shaoyang, Wugang, Shaodong, Shaoyang County, Xinshao, Longhui, Xinning, Chengbu, Dongkou*|
|*Small part of this territory is Hunanese-speaking.|