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Where does the reported number of native speakers in Ethnologue come from?

According to Ethnologue's page regarding "Chinese, Mandarin", the population of speakers of Standard Chinese is 889,000,000 in China (2013), increasing. 70% of Chinese language users speak a ...
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Differences between Hong Kong Mandarin and southern Mandarin generally?

With Mandarin making more and more in-roads into Cantonese speaking Hong Kong, I'm wondering what characteristics set it apart from Standard Mandarin or other regional Mandarin dialects and/or accents ...
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Is any member of the Sinitic family native outside the borders of China / Taiwan / Hong Kong / Macau?

I know Chinese is related to some quite different languages like Tibetan and Burmese, the latter of which is native outside the territories which might be thought of as "Chinese language territories". ...
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Are there any language isolates in China?

I know there are many languages from many families besides just Mandarin Chinese and its close relatives within China. But I was wondering if China has at least one language isolate within its ...