Northwestern Medieval Chinese
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“Northwestern Medieval Chinese” (NWMC) here refers to the variety (or possibly varieties) of Chinese spoken in and around the Héxī 河西 Corridor (situated in today’s Gānsù Province) in the northwest of the Yellow River in late- and post-Táng times (roughly 9th–12th centuries C…

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Christoph ANDERL and Sven OSTERKAMP, “Northwestern Medieval Chinese”, in: Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics, General Editor Rint Sybesma. Consulted online on 24 April 2017 <>
First published online: 2015

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