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Tokyo Ben

Source: Xi Lu


Native Name

Total Speakers
The count of native-speakers of Tokyo dialect is about 10 million.

Usage By Country

In this translation, the dialect of Japanese in Tokyo is applied. The native name of it is Tokyo Ben. Historically, Tokyo is called as Edo in Japanese Language. In 1868, Emperor Meiji makes Edo become the new capital of Japan to replace Kyoto, and change the traditional name of this city to Tokyo. The dialect of Japanese in Tokyo becomes the foundation of Standard Japanese Language.

Received 8/10/2016
Posted 8/10/2016
Checked 8/10/2016