Minnan nursery rhymes
xiamen.chinadaily.com.cn| Updated: May 6, 2019
Minnan nursery rhymes are children's songs created and sung in Minnan (southern Fujian province) dialect. Local historical classics recorded a nursery rhyme called Yueguangguang, a song about moonlight, in the Tang Dynasty (618-907).
As many Minnan people traveled to Taiwan and Southeast Asia, Minnan nursery rhymes were spread outside Fujian during the Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing (960-1911) dynasties.
These songs were created with rhythmical language and musical tunes suited to children’s understanding and psychology, and became a cultural heritage of the ancient Chinese people.