Cantonese is mainly considered a spoken Chinese language. It is not mutually intelligible with the main spoken variant of Chinese: Mandarin.
As a written language its status is complex. Essentially the written language used for Cantonese is the same as everywhere else in China, but uses traditional characters. However, more and more Cantonese-specific words and structures have been introduced over the last 20 years by Cantonese speakers, making Cantonese an increasingly divergent written language of its own. It also tends to contain more English words than standard Chinese.
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