The Yuè dialects, also known as Cantonese (Guăngdōnghuà in Mandrin), are one of the major dialect groups of China. They are spoken by 52 million people in the province of Guăngdōng and in the city of Guăngzhōu (Canton), as well as in Hong Kong, Macau, and in expatriate Chinese communities and Chinatowns in Southeast Asia, Europe, and the United States (San Francisco, New York and etc.). The total number of Cantonese speakers is estimated at 82.4 million people( from the estimation of a study as of 2020).
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Cantonese has similar writing system with Mandrin (In Hongkong and Macau, traditional Chinese characters are still in use) but different pronunciations and spellings.
In China Town, San Franciso, CA, the road names are often translated to Chinese and these names only make senses when they are read in Cantonese.