From Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium
Chinese language (several varieties of the Sino-Tibetan language family spoken in China) may refer to
- Mandarin language : (traditional Chinese 官話, simplified 官话; pinyin Guānhuà) Sino-Tibetan language, the standard form of which constitutes 'Standard Chinese'; world's largest language by speakers, with approximately 900,000,000 users.
- Cantonese language : Add brief definition or description
- Wu Chinese language : Add brief definition or description
Very often, it refers to the standard variety of Mandarin.