Shaozhou Tuhua Redirected from Xiangnan Tuhua

Shaozhou Tuhua, Yuebei Tuhua
Shipo, Shina
Native toChina
EthnicityChinese, Yao
Native speakers
(undated figure of 1 million)[1]
Latin, Chinese
Language codes
ISO 639-3None (mis)
ISO 639-6sazo
Linguasphere79-AAA-ph including 8 varieties: 79-AAA-pha ... 79-AAA-phh

Shaozhou Tuhua (traditional: 韶州土話; simplified: 韶州土话 Sháozhōu Tǔhuà "Shaoguan tuhua"), or simply Tuhua, is an unclassified Chinese variety spoken in the northern region of the Guangdong and Guangxi provinces. It is mutually unintelligible with Xiang, Cantonese, and Mandarin.


Some scholars consider it to be an extension of Ping Chinese (Pinghua) in Guangxi. Others consider it to have a foundation in Song dynasty-era Middle Gan, mixed with Hakka, Cantonese, and Southwestern Mandarin.

Chen (2012) notes that Shaoguan Tuhua of Shibei 石陂 (in Zhenjiang District) shares many similarities with Hakka of Qujiang District, due to intensive contact.


Shaozhou Tuhua is also known as Yuebei Tuhua 粤北土话 "Northern Guangxi/Guangdong Tuhua", and as 虱婆话 shīpó huà "Shipo dialect", 虱乸话 shīnǎ huà "Shina dialect",[2] or 虱婆声 shīpó shēng "Shipo accent"[3] in its own region. It is also known as Pingdi Yaohua (平地瑶话 "Lowland Yao dialect"), locally Piongtuojo, Piongtoajeu; "Yao" here might be a cultural designation, as only half of the one million speakers are classified as ethnic Yao.[4][full citation needed][1]

Li & Zhuang (2009) cover the following dialects of Shaoguan Tuhua.[5]

  1. Dacun 大村, Qujiang District
  2. Xiangyang 向阳, Wujiang District
  3. Shibei 石陂, Zhenjiang District
  4. Zhoutian 周田, Renhua County
  5. Shitang 石塘, Renhua County
  6. Guitou 桂头, Ruyuan County

Zhang Shuangqing (2004) covers 5 dialects of Lianzhou Tuhua (连州土话).[6]

  1. Xingzi 星子 dialect: 120,000 speakers in Xingzi 星子, Qingjiang 清江, Shantang 山塘, Tanling 潭岭, Dalubian 大路边 townships, and parts of Mabu 麻步 and Yao'an 瑶安 townships
  2. Bao'an 保安 dialect: 30,000 speakers in Bao'an Township 保安镇, and parts of Longping Township 龙坪镇
  3. Lianzhou 连州 dialect (locally called ᴀt24 pi55 sheng): 40,000 speakers in Lianzhou Township 连州镇 and Fucheng Township 附城镇
  4. Xi'an 西岸 dialect (locally called Mansheng 蛮声): 30,000 speakers in Xi'an Township 西岸镇
  5. Fengyang 丰阳 dialect (locally called Mansheng 蛮声): 50,000 speakers in 丰阳镇, and parts of Zhugang 朱岗, Dongpo 东陂, and Yao'an 瑶安 townships


Tuhua is retreating before Cantonese and Hakka and is found in rural dialect islands in the northern Guangdong counties of Lechang, Renhua, Ruyuan Yao Autonomous County, Qujiang, Nanxiong, Zhenjiang, Wujiang (parts of Shaoguan prefecture-level city), and Lianzhou and Liannan Yao Autonomous County in Qingyuan prefecture-level city.

See also


  1. ^ a b Iu Mien at Ethnologue (13th ed., 1996).
    "Pingdi Yao (Piongtuojo, Piongtoajeu) is a variety of Chinese with 1,000,000 speakers, half of whom are members of Yao nationality"
  2. ^ "Sháo zhōu běn chéng huà" 韶州本城话 [Shaozhou Local Dialect]. www.gdsglib.cn (in Chinese). 2008-09-08. Archived from the original on 2011-07-07. Retrieved 2010-07-13.
  3. ^ "Rénkǒu yǔyán" 人口语言 [Population Language]. www.sgwjq.gov.cn (in Chinese). 2009-05-06. Archived from the original on 2011-07-07.
  4. ^ Ming studies, 34–35:55, University of Minnesota, 1995
  5. ^ Li, Dongxiang 李冬香; Zhuang, Chusheng 庄初升 (2009). Sháoguān tǔhuà diàochá yánjiū 韶关土话调查研究 [An Investigation of Shaoguan Tuhua] (in Chinese). Jinan daxue chubanshe 暨南大学出版社 [Jinan University Press].
  6. ^ Zhang, Shuangqing 张双庆 (2004). Lián zhōu tǔhuà yánjiū 连州土话研究 [A Study of Lianzhou Tuhua] (in Chinese). Xiamen daxue chubanshe 厦门大学出版社 [Xiaman University Press].

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