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How many tones does GuangZhou Cantonese have?

I some online sources say 7, other say 6. Can some settle this for me.
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For learning: Chinese (Cantonese)
Base language: English
Category: Language

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    actually it has 6 tones. some articles may say it has 9 tones. but in linguistics, the other 3 tones are not considered "tone", they are "入声".

    so Guangzhou cantonese has 九声六调.

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