Eastern Min or Min Dong (traditional Chinese: 閩東語; simplified Chinese: 闽东语; pinyin: Mǐndōngyǔ, Foochow Romanized: Mìng-dĕ̤ng-ngṳ̄), is a branch of the Min group of Sinitic languages of China. The prestige form and most-cited representative form is the Fuzhou dialect, the speech of the capital of Fujian.
|Min Dong (閩東語)|
|Native to||Southeast China, Taiwan, Southeast Asia, United States (chiefly New York City)|
|Region||Eastern Fujian (Fuzhou and Ningde), Matsu; parts of Taishun and Cangnan, Wenzhou, Zhejiang|
|9.5 million (2007)|
|Chinese characters and Foochow Romanized|
Official language in
|Matsu Islands, Taiwan (as local language)|