Hakka speaking countriesHakka 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.
|China||East Asia||no||1.8 %||25,422,000|
|Taiwan||East Asia||no||10.2 %||2,405,000|
|Malaysia||Southeast Asia||no||3.3 %||1,108,000|
|Indonesia||Southeast Asia||no||0.3 %||821,000|
|Hong Kong||East Asia||no||1.0 %||74,000|
|Singapore||Southeast Asia||no||1.2 %||65,000|
|Brunei||Southeast Asia||no||1.2 %||5,000|
|French Guiana||South America||no||2.4 %||4,000|
|French Polynesia||Polynesia||no||0.4 %||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.