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Min-nan (閩南(語); native name Bân-lâm(-gú)) literally means "Southern Min (language)", that is, the local language (sometimes categorized under the Min dialect) of which variants are spoken in southern Fujian province and eastern Guangdong province (Mainland China), on Taiwan and in the Overseas Chinese communities of Southeast Asia. It also has the native name of Hō-ló-oē.

See Taiwanese language for a more extensive description for Taiwan variant thereof.

The language is registered per RFC 3066 as zh-min-nan (http://www.iana.org/assignments/lang-tags/zh-min-nan) [1] (http://www.evertype.com/standards/iso639/iana-lang-assignments).

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