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Cantonese
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The Cantonese are a sub-group of the Chinese people originating from Guangdong Province in Southern China comprising about 70 million people. The Cantonese are renowned for their music and food and constitute an important element in Overseas Chinese communities worldwide. They also form a majority of the population in the Special Autonomous Regions of Hong Kong and Macao. In the second century BCE, the Cantonese-dominated kingdom of Nanyue ruled over much of Southern China and dominated Vietnam. In 111 BCE Nanyue was incorporated into Han Dynasty China. Cantonese is the second most spoken Chinese language after Mandarin.

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