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When would have Proto-Minnan been spoken?

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The Hokkien and Teochew dialects are both classified as part of the Minnan subgroup of Min languages. Puxian, Leizhou, and Hainanese are often grouped outside of the Minnan group due to very limited mutual intelligbility if any from Hokkien and Teochew, but they appeared to be descended from tongues brought through migration from Minnan-speaking regions. I was wondering if there are any resources concerning the development of Minnan dialects from their common ancestor, when this ancestral tongue was spoken, and if there are any reconstructions of proto-Minnan. Thanks beforehand!

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