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varieties of chinese wikipedia - history at the end of the 2nd millennium bc a form of chinese was spoken in a compact area around the lower wei river and middle yellow river from there it expanded eastwards across the north china plain to shandong and then south into the valley of the yangtze river and beyond to the hills of south china as the language spread it replaced formerly dominant languages in those areas and, wiktionary tea room wiktionary - a place to ask for help on finding quotations etymologies or other information about particular words the tea room is named to accompany the beer parlour for questions about the technical operation of wiktionary use the beer parlour