) KEY ADJECTIVE:
NOUN: pl. Chinese
- Of or relating to China or its peoples, languages, or cultures.
- A native or inhabitant of China.
- A person of Chinese ancestry.
- See Han1.
- The sole member of the Sinitic branch of the Sino-Tibetan language family, consisting of numerous languages and dialects such as Mandarin, Cantonese, Taiwanese, and Fujian.
- Any of the Sinitic varieties of speech spoken by the Chinese people.
- The official national language of China; Mandarin.