Southern Min, or Minnan, is a Chinese Min language sub-group of dialects that is mainly spoken in Southern region of Fujian province and Taiwan. It is the most well known Min Chinese variety and the major Min Chinese dialect group of Fujian and Taiwan today, it is also spoken by the certain overseas Chinese population whose ancestral families hail from Southern Fujian, particularly in Southeast Asian countries such as Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Philippines, where they make up the largest Chinese language dialect group before Cantonese.
Native Speakers: 47,000,000
Region: Taiwan, China
Writing System: Chinese Characters
Language Family: Sino-Tibetan, Sinitic, Min, Coastal Min, Southern Min