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Extinct: no
Family: Sino-Tibetan
Branch: Sinitic
Continent: Asia
Country: China
 
Region: Jiangsu south of the Changjiang River, east of Zhenjiang, on Chongming Island in the mouth of the Changjiang, and north of the Changjiang in the area around Nantong, Haimen, Qidong, and Qingjiang, and in Zhejiang Province as far south as Quzhou, Jinhua, and Wenzhou.
Countries Where Spoken: 77,175,000 7.5% of the population (1984).
Countries Where Official: China
   
Native Speakers: 77,175,000
Speakers Total: 77,175,000
  
Phrasebase members who speak Wu at a native level: 0
Phrasebase members who speak Wu at a conversational level: 0
Phrasebase members primary language they are trying to learn is Wu: 0
Phrasebase members secondary language they are trying to learn is Wu: 0
  
Three Letter Code: WUU
Alternative Names: WU
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Summary: Subdialects of the Taihu dialect are Piling, Su-Hu-Jia, Tiaoxi, Hangzhou, Lin-Shao, Yongjiang. Chuqu subdialects are Chuzhou, Longqu. Xuanzhou subdialects are Tongjing, Taigao, Shiling. Mandarin is used for news and official broadcasts. Radio programs, TV. Bible 1908-1914.
 

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