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Hakka speaking countries

Hakka is no official language in any country, but is spoken as mother tongue in 8 countries by a minor part of the population.

With a share of around 10%, it is most widespread in Taiwan. A total of about 4.4 million people worldwide speak Hakka as their mother tongue.

CountryRegionOfficial languageDistributionTotal
TaiwanEast Asiano10.2 %2,402,000
MalaysiaSoutheast Asiano3.3 %1,044,000
IndonesiaSoutheast Asiano0.3 %792,000
Hong KongEast Asiano1.0 %74,000
SingaporeSoutheast Asiano1.2 %67,000
BruneiSoutheast Asiano1.3 %6,000
French GuianaSouth Americano2.4 %4,000
French PolynesiaPolynesiano0.4 %1,000