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The biggest language in China is obviously Chinese—right? Well, it’s a bit more complicated than that. What people typically refer to as “Chinese” is more accurately known as Mandarin, by far the largest member of the cluster of languages known as “Chinese.” The next-best-known member is Cantonese, which is mutually unintelligible with Mandarin. There are many more Chinese languages, though, including far lesser-known ones, such as Pu-Xian Min.

As with many other minority languages, Pu-Xian Min is known by many names—you may also hear it called Putian-Xianyou Min, Puxian Min, Pu-Xian Chinese, Xinghua, Henghwa, or Hinghwa. According to 2022 statistics, it boasts approximately 3.15 million native speakers, most of whom also speak Mandarin. The biggest native language in the world, Mandarin typically overshadows smaller Chinese vernaculars, and Pu-Xian Min is no exception, which has resulted in a dearth of resources and translation services for the language. However, we at value all languages equally—so we’ve launched our own Pu-Xian Min translation team.

Contact us today if you’d like to request a free quote for our Pu-Xian Min translation services!

Pu-Xian Min: a different type of Chinese

Pu-Xian Min’s name tells you where it’s spoken, if you’re familiar with Chinese geography: it’s the native language of Putian, a city in China’s Fujian province alternatively known as Putien, Puyang, and—notably—Puxian. Historically, the city was known as Xinghua or Hing Hwa, which explains some of Pu-Xian Min’s alternative names. You’ll also find some Pu-Xian Min speakers in Fuzhou and Quanzhou (other cities in Fujian), as well as the village of Wuqiu in Taiwan’s Kinmen County and in Chinese communities in Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia.

The “Min” part of Pu-Xian Min’s name derives from its classification within the Chinese language cluster—it’s part of the Min group, a major subbranch spoken primarily in Fujian and Taiwan. That means it’s related to other Chinese languages in the area, such as Hokkien, Teochew, and Hainanese. The Min languages are believed to have split from Old Chinese rather than Middle Chinese like most other Chinese languages, making Min languages more distinct. Indeed, as opposed to Mandarin’s four tones, Pu-Xian Min features seven tones and has retained vocabulary considered archaic in Mandarin. Like other Chinese languages, Pu-Xian Min also makes use of sentence-final particles that add nuance or emotion to an utterance, which can be difficult to translate for non-native speakers or those without sufficient training—but don’t worry, our Pu-Xian Min team can handle these translation difficulties with ease.

Customize our Pu-Xian Min translation services to fit your needs!

We believe in quality, whether we’re working with major languages like Mandarin or minority languages like Pu-Xian Min. Whatever kind of Pu-Xian Min translation services you need, our team, consisting of proud native speakers from across Putian, Fuzhou, Quanzhou, and elsewhere in Fujian, as well as Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia, is here to help. Our translation services are available for clients looking to translate both to and from Pu-Xian Min.

Do you have specialized needs for your Pu-Xian Min translation project? Perhaps you want to translate educational materials into the language so that native-speaking children can learn in their own language, or maybe you’re a business and you want to advertise to local Pu-Xian Min speakers in their first language. Maybe you work in the creative industry and you’re looking to share traditional literature from Putian with the world—or you want to bring your English-language stories to a Pu-Xian Min audience. Whatever your goals, our diverse Pu-Xian Min translation team is here, eager to help.

We’d love to help you translate to or from Pu-Xian Min. To get started, simply contact us with your files and translation requests.


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