member of the Sinitic languages of the Sino-Tibetan language family spoken as the native language by the people in the Jiangxi province of China
|Region||central and northern Jiangxi, eastern Hunan, eastern Hubei, southern Anhui, northwest Fujian|
|Ethnicity||Gan people (Han Chinese)|
|22 million (2007)|
It is spoken by 20 to 50 million people in southern China.
Gan has 9 dialects, and Nangchang dialect is representative.
- Chang-Jing (昌靖片)
- Yi-Liu (宜瀏片)
- Ji-Cha (吉茶片)
- Fu-Guang (撫廣片)
- Ying-Yi (鷹弋片)
- Da-Tong (大通片）
- Lei-Zi (耒資片）
- Dong-Sui (洞綏片）
- Huai-Yue (懷嶽片）
- Mikael Parkvall, "Världens 100 största språk 2007" (The World's 100 Largest Languages in 2007), in Nationalencyklopedin