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China's Languages
Chinese language boasts the oldest language in the world, also the language spoken by the largest population worldwide. It has more than 5000 year’s history. It is also one of the five official languages in United Nations. Currently, people in mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Singapore and Malaysia are the major places for Chinese speaking; also many people in North Korea and South Korea as well as Japan are also excellent in speaking Chinese.
Ethnic Languages
Language is an important transmitter of myths, poems, operas and many other forms of art. It disseminates valuable knowledge and life experiences accumulated over the centuries. There are approximately 130 different languages of 55 ethnic minority groups in China, but more than 100 are dying out - and 60 are on the verge of extinction, according to statistics from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
Ethnic Languages in China
Han Language
Han language has more native speakers than any other languages. Han language is mostly spoken in China, Taiwan, Singapore, and Malaysia. Han language (Mandarin Chinese) is one of the six official languages used by the United Nations. Han language is written with symbols. These symbols are called Chinese characters. Chinese characters represent the oldest writing system in the world. Chinese language is the oldest known recorded language that was written on old bones and turtle shells. There are over 100,000 Chinese characters.
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