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  1. Hakka(noun)

    a member of a people of southeastern China (especially Hong Kong, Canton, and Taiwan) who migrated from the north in the 12th century

  2. Hakka, Hakka dialect(noun)

    a dialect of Chinese spoken in southeastern China by the Hakka


  1. Hakka(Noun)

    A person of Hakka descent.

  2. Hakka(Adjective)

    Relating to the Hakka (Kejia, u5BA2u5BB6), an ethnic group of the Han Chinese.

  3. Hakka(ProperNoun)

    A Chinese dialect mainly spoken in the south-eastern part of mainland China (Fujian and Guangdong), Taiwan, Hong Kong, by the Chinese minorities in Southeast Asia


  1. Hakka people

    The Hakka, sometimes Hakka Han, are Han Chinese who speak Hakka Chinese and have links to the provincial areas of Guangdong, Jiangxi, Guangxi, Sichuan, Hunan and Fujian in China. Although the vast majority of the Hakka live in Guangdong, they have a separate identity that distinguishes them from the Cantonese people. The Chinese characters for Hakka literally means "guest families". The Hakka's ancestors were often said to have arrived from what is today's central China centuries ago and north China a thousand years ago. The Hakkas are thought to originate from the lands bordering the Yellow River, i.e. the modern northern Chinese provinces of Shanxi, Henan, and Hubei. In a series of migrations, the Hakkas moved, settled in their present locations in south China, and then often migrated overseas to various countries throughout the world. The worldwide population of Hakkas is about 80 million, though the number of Hakka language speakers is fewer. Hakka people have had a significant influence on the course of Chinese and world history: in particular, they have been a source of many revolutionary, government and military leaders.


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