See also: hakka

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From Hakka 客家 (Hak-kâ).

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Hakka (not comparable)

  1. Of or relating to the Hakka (Kejia, 客家 (kèjiā)), an ethnic group of the Han Chinese.

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Hakka (plural Hakkas)

  1. A person of Hakka descent.

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  1. A Chinese language mainly spoken in the south-eastern part of mainland China (Fujian, Jiangxi, Guangdong and Guangxi), Taiwan, Hong Kong, and by the Chinese minorities in Southeast Asia.
    • 1977 May, Rewi Alley, “Meihsien—the Great Hakka Centre”, in Eastern Horizon[1], volume XVI, number 5, Hong Kong: Eastern Horizon Press, →ISSN, →OCLC, page 16:
      The first county centre gone through, that of Tsengcheng, was full of new construction. After it, the language on the road right on into the Meihsien prefecture was Hakka.
    • 2011 April 28, John MacMillan, “A day in Cingcyuan”, in a tiny revolution[2] (Blog), archived from the original on February 07, 2024[3]:
      We passed through a large Hakka town (Hakka is a Chinese language, one of the three official languages in Taiwan; more on that in later posts) and then began to pitch and roll through a series of white-knuckling switchbacks up Hsinchu County Road 22.
    • 2019, Li Huang, James Lambert, “Another Arrow for the Quiver: A New Methodology for Multilingual Researchers”, in Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, →DOI, page 10:
      As a mainland China national, the counter for our trial was fluent in English, Putonghua, and the Sichuan dialect, and was familiar with a number of other major Chinese languages such as Cantonese and Hakka.

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Hakka n

  1. Hakka (language)