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Extinct: no
Family: Sino-Tibetan
Branch: Sinitic
Continent: Asia
Country: China
Region: Jiangxi and southeastern corner of Hubei including Dachi, Xianning, Jiayu, Chongyang, and parts of Anhui, Hunan, and Fujian provinces. Chang-Jing dialect includes the speech of Nanchang City, Xiuhui, and Jing"an; Yi-Liu includes Yichun (Ichun) in Jiangxi to Liuyang in Hunan.
Countries Where Spoken: 20,580,000 2% of the population (1984).
Countries Where Official: China
Native Speakers: 20,580,000
Speakers Total: 20,580,000
Phrasebase members who speak Gan at a native level: 0
Phrasebase members who speak Gan at a conversational level: 0
Phrasebase members primary language they are trying to learn is Gan: 0
Phrasebase members secondary language they are trying to learn is Gan: 0
Three Letter Code: KNN
Alternative Names: GAN, KAN
Summary: Marginally intelligible with Mandarin and Wu Chinese. Speakers are reported to be sufficiently bilingual in Standard Chinese (Mandarin) to use that literature. No written form apart from Standard Chinese.

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