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Extinct: no
Family: Sino-Tibetan
Branch: Sinitic
Continent: Asia
Country: China
Region: Hunan Province, over 20 counties in Sichuan, and parts of Guangxi and Guangdong provinces.
Countries Where Spoken: 36,015,000 3.5% of the population (1984).
Countries Where Official: China
Native Speakers: 36,015,000
Speakers Total: 36,015,000
Phrasebase members who speak Xiang at a native level: 0
Phrasebase members who speak Xiang at a conversational level: 0
Phrasebase members primary language they are trying to learn is Xiang: 0
Phrasebase members secondary language they are trying to learn is Xiang: 0
Three Letter Code: HSN
Summary: Linguistically between Mandarin and Wu Chinese and marginally intelligible with them. Sufficiently bilingual in Standard Chinese to use that literature. Xiang has no written form apart from Standard Chinese.

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