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Hakka speaking countries

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

With 25.42 million native speakers, Hakka has the highest prevalence in China. As a percentage of the total population, the largest share of around 10 percent is in Taiwan. A total of about 29.9 million people worldwide speak Hakka as their mother tongue.
Distribution Hakka

CountryRegionOfficial languageDistributionTotal
ChinaEast Asiano1.8 %25,422,000
TaiwanEast Asiano10.2 %2,405,000
MalaysiaSoutheast Asiano3.3 %1,108,000
IndonesiaSoutheast Asiano0.3 %821,000
Hong KongEast Asiano1.0 %74,000
SingaporeSoutheast Asiano1.2 %65,000
BruneiSoutheast Asiano1.2 %5,000
French GuianaSouth Americano2.4 %4,000
French PolynesiaPolynesiano0.4 %1,000



Unless otherwise described in the text, this page is about native speakers — not the total number of speakers. How many people understand or speak Hakka as a subsequently learned language is not the subject of this page. Countries where native speakers make up only a few thousand, or even a few hundred people, or countries with a percentage well below 1% are unlikely to be listed here.