Xinjiang Mandarin (simplified Chinese: 新疆官话; traditional Chinese: 新疆官話; pinyin: Xinjiang Guānhuà) is an umbrella term to geographically group three different varieties of Mandarin Chinese spoken in Xinjiang. Lanyin Mandarin is spoken in northern Xinjiang.[1][2] Central Plains Mandarin (中原官话) is spoken in southern Xinjiang,[3]. Beijing Mandarin is spoken in the most northern frontier Xinjiang by the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps settled there since the 1950s.[4]

Due to language contact between the Uyghurs and Han Chinese, Xinjiang Mandarin received some elements from the Uyghur language.[5]



  1. ^ China - Page 902 Chung Wah Chow, David Eimer, Caroline B Heller - 2009 "Language Most of the population in Qīnghǎi speaks a northwestern Chinese dialect similar to Gānsù huà (part of the Lan–Yin Mandarin family). Tibetans speak the Amdo or Kham dialects of Tibetan. It's possible to travel almost everywhere using ..."
  2. ^ Wurm et al. (1987), Maps B4, B5.
  3. ^ Wurm et al. (1987), Maps B3, B4, B5.
  4. ^ Wurm et al. (1987), Maps B2, B5.
  5. ^ Baki, Ablimit (2012). "Language Contact Between Uyghur and Chinese in Xinjiang, PRC: Uyghur Elements in Xinjiang Putonghua" (PDF). International Journal of the Sociology of Language. 2012 (215). doi:10.1515/ijsl-2012-0028. S2CID 147468296.
Works cited
  • Wurm, Stephen Adolphe; Li, Rong; Baumann, Theo; Lee, Mei W. (1987). Language Atlas of China. Hong Kong: Longman. ISBN 962-359-085-7.