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  • proper n. A dialect of Min Nan Chinese, spoken in the Chaoshan region of eastern Guangdong.


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Transliteration of Min Nan 潮州 (POJ Tiô-chiu) (shortened form of 潮州话, "Chaozhou language" or "Chaozhou dialect").


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