Definition of Xiang in English:

Xiang

(also Hsiang)

noun

  • [mass noun] A dialect of Chinese spoken by about 36 million people, mainly in Hunan province.

    • ‘The main varieties of ‘Chinese’ (Cantonese, Hakka, Hsiang, Kan, Mandarin, Min, and Wu) are as distinct from one another as English from Danish or German.’
    • ‘Approximately 3 per cent of the Han population speak Xiang dialects.’

Pronunciation:

Xiang

/ʃiːˈaŋ/