Yue dialect

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Noun1.Yue dialect - the dialect of Chinese spoken in Canton and neighboring provinces and in Hong Kong and elsewhere outside China
Chinese - any of the Sino-Tibetan languages spoken in China; regarded as dialects of a single language (even though they are mutually unintelligible) because they share an ideographic writing system
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It is also evident that the Nam Long vernacular still has nasal and phonological features that identify it as a Min rather than a Yue dialect.
Like the Min and Yue dialects in general, though, Putian speech emerged as a form of Middle Chinese that had evolved from an older North China dialect.