|官话, 官話 "guānhuà"|
|Native to||China, Taiwan and Singapore|
|Region||Northern and Southwestern China|
|Native speakers||920 million (2017)|
Mandarin is spoken by over 920 million people (2017). Standard Chinese is the official language of the People's Republic of China, Taiwan and one of the four official languages of Singapore. It is used as one of the working languages of the United Nations. It is also one of the most frequently used varieties of Chinese among Chinese diaspora communities internationally and the most commonly taught Chinese variety with it being the language registered for education in Beijing, Shanghai, Xi'an, Taipei and Singapore.