- [noun] any of the Sino-Tibetan languages spoken in China; regarded as dialects of a single language (even though they are mutually unintelligible) because they share an ideographic writing system
- [noun] a native or inhabitant of Communist China or of Nationalist China
- [adjective] of or pertaining to China or its peoples or cultures; "Chinese food"
- [adjective] of or relating to or characteristic of the island republic on Taiwan or its residents or their language; "the Taiwanese capital is Taipeh"
Synonyms: Taiwanese, Chinese, Formosan
Mandarin, Mandarin Chinese, Mandarin dialect, Beijing dialect
Wu, Wu dialect, Shanghai dialect
Yue, Yue dialect, Cantonese, Cantonese dialect
Min, Min dialect, Fukien, Fukkianese, Hokkianese, Amoy, Taiwanese
Hakka, Hakka dialect