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Hainanese is a branch of the Min Nan group of Chinese spoken in the southern Chinese islands and province of Hainan. It is mutually unintelligible with other Min Nan dialects, such as Teochew and Hokkien–Taiwanese. Its pronunciation is very different from other languages in the whole world -It has the complete Clicks sound pronunciation system. So it's very valuable. But now, the Mandarian Chinese is attacking the Hainanese language culture. And it's a danger in Hainanese language culture. We must try to protect it. Audio recordings in Hainanese, Chinese History Forum:Hainanese Dialect, Hainanese Pronunciation Lesson
Yes - 5 million speakers. I reckon it's a goer...Casliber (talk) 03:38, 2 June 2016 (UTC)
There's a problem here in that there's no ISO code. On the other hand, there are five million speakers. The Wikipedia article suggests that this [language/dialect] is not mutually intelligible with other Southern Han [languages/dialects]. So probably the best bet here is for someone to put in a request at SIL for a language code. If someone provides evidence that there is an application for a language code pending then at least an Incubator project could start. StevenJ81 (talk) 19:39, 14 February 2017 (UTC)
As long as it uses Chinese characters, it's okay. Do not create a Latin script for it, that would be inventing the language. --Explosivo (talk) 18:21, 22 September 2017 (UTC)
Someone need to talk to SIL and get them split the ISO639 code for Minnan into Hokkien, Chaoshan and Hainanese first (Possibly also Zhongshan Min, Datian Min and Zhenan Min?) In the previous request for Teochew wikipedia, it was mentioned as a way to fulfill the ISO code requirement, however, as the proposal from Teochew code at the time did not resolve the situation regarding other Minnan variants, the proposal did not go through. Although as far as I can tell Hainanese is even more widely recognized as distinct from Minnan, the code still have not been breakaway yet, and thus it will still face the same problem. @CasetteTapeMaster:C933103 (talk) 23:48, 11 November 2017 (UTC)
@C933103: Note that there's a request (although unrelated) about Sichuanese on SIL, this means that it's also possible to just request a code for Hainanese or Teochew without touching (includes splitting) the nan. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 08:08, 10 January 2018 (UTC)
Regardless someone should send write a proposal up and send it to SIL C933103 (talk) 11:15, 10 January 2018 (UTC)
SupportSupport It is very different with other Minnans. A map.--Kitabc12345 (talk) 11:24, 4 July 2019 (UTC)