INFOGRAPHIC: The Languages Spoken in China

By Bridget O'Donnell, June 11, 2016

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China has a lot of languages and dialects — 298 to be exact, according to Ethnologue. The languages spoken by China's 56 recognized ethnic groups belong to at least nine different families, from the official languages (Standard Mandarin, Cantonese, English and Portuguese) to those spoken in China's autonomous regions (Tibetan, Mongolian).

Take a look at the country's main languages and dialects and where they are spoken in China (click image to enlarge):

Languages Spoken in China

[Image via @nick_kapur]

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