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 Definition (simplified Chinese 汉字; traditional Chinese: 漢字) are symbols used to write varieties of Chinese and - in modified form - other languages; world's oldest writing system in continuous use. [d] [e]

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I tried to be as careful as I could in starting this article, though I am far from an expert on Chinese varieties or Japanese (I'm just a linguist with some experience of learning Japanese and bits of Mandarin and Cantonese). People who know more - especially if you use characters daily! - are most welcome to add, delete and modify. John Stephenson 08:25, 2 March 2009 (UTC)