|Native to||China, Thailand, Malaysia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan (due to presence of Taiwanese community in Tokyo-Yokohama Metropolitan Area), Singapore, Indonesia, Mauritius, Suriname, South Africa, India, Vietnam and other countries where Hakka Chinese-speaking migrants have settled.|
|Region||in China: Eastern Guangdong province; adjoining regions of Fujian and Jiangxi provinces|
|Ethnicity||Hakka people (Han Chinese)|
|Native speakers||30 million (2007)ne2007|
|Writing system||hanzi, romanization|
|Official language in||none (legislative bills have been proposed for it to be one of the "national languages" in the Republic of China)|
|Recognised minority language in||one of the statutory languages for public transport announcements in the ROC; government sponsors Hakka-language television station to preserve language|
Hakka is a dialect of the Chinese language spoken mainly in southern China by the Hakka people and their descendants now living in East and Southeast Asia and countries around the world.
- ↑ Hakka was written in Chinese characters by missionaries around the turn of the 20th century.
- ↑ 
- The Hakka Dialect. A Linguistic Study of its Phonology, Syntax and Lexicon, by Mantaro J. Hashimoto. (Cambridge University Press, 1973).