Foochow Romanized, also known as Bàng-uâ-cê (BUC for short; 平話字) or Hók-ciŭ-uâ Lò̤-mā-cê (Chinese: 福州話羅馬字), is a Latin alphabet for the Fuzhou dialect of Eastern Min adopted in the middle of the 19th century by Western missionaries. It had varied at different times, and became standardized in the 1890s. Foochow Romanized was mainly used inside of Church circles, and was taught in some Mission Schools in Fuzhou. But unlike its counterpart Pe̍h-ōe-jī for Hokkien, even in its prime days Foochow Romanized was by no means universally understood by Christians.
Hók-ciŭ-uâ Lò̤-mā-cê, Bàng-uâ-cê
|Creator||Moses Clark White, Robert Samuel Maclay, Caleb Cook Baldwin, Robert Stewart|
|late 19th century - ?|
|Languages||Fuzhou dialect of the Eastern Min language|
|Hinghwa Romanized, Kienning Colloquial Romanized|