Fuzhou, the center for the Eastern Min Language
Eastern Min, or Min Dong (simplified Chinese: 闽东语; traditional Chinese: 閩東語; pinyin: Mǐndōngyǔ; Foochow Romanized: Mìng-dĕ̤ng-ngṳ̄), is the language mainly spoken in the eastern part of Fujian Province in China, in and near Fuzhou and Ningde. Fuzhou is the province's capital and largest city. Fuzhou dialect is considered the standard form of the Eastern Min language.
The ISO 639-3 abbreviation for Eastern Min is cdo.
There are three branches in Min Dong (閩東)
- Fuzhou dialect (福州話)
- Fu'an dialect (福安話)
- Mango dialect (蠻講)