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Cantonese is also widely spoken amongst overseas Chinese in Southeast Asia (most notably in Vietnam and Malaysia, as well as in Singapore and Cambodia to a lesser extent) and throughout the Western world.
Sentence structure, in particular the placement of verbs, sometimes differs between the two varieties.
A similar situation also exists in neighboring Macau, where Chinese is an official language along with Portuguese.
As in Hong Kong, Cantonese is the predominant spoken variety of Chinese used in everyday life and is thus the official form of Chinese used in the government.
When Cantonese and the closely related Yuehai dialects are classified together, there are about 80 million total speakers.
Cantonese is viewed as a vital part of the cultural identity for its native speakers across large swaths of southeastern China, Hong Kong and Macau.
Given the traditional predominance of Cantonese within Hong Kong, it is the de facto official spoken form of the Chinese language used in the Hong Kong Government and all courts and tribunals.