Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or relating to the Hakka (Kejia, 客家), an ethnic group of the Han Chinese.
  • n. A person of Hakka descent.
  • proper n. A Chinese language mainly spoken in the south-eastern part of mainland China (Fujian and Guangdong), Taiwan, Hong Kong, and by the Chinese minorities in Southeast Asia.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Literally, an immigrant; one of a hardy class of Chinese dwelling in several localities in southern China, notably in the province of Kwang-tung (Canton), the descendants of immigrants from the northern parts of the country in the middle ages, and the object of much hostility on the part of the native or punti part of the population.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a dialect of Chinese spoken in southeastern China by the Hakka
  • n. a member of a people of southeastern China (especially Hong Kong, Canton, and Taiwan) who migrated from the north in the 12th century

Etymologies

From Hakka 客家 (Hak-kâ). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Half hakka & taiwanese, shoud I cut myself into half and leave the Taiwanese 1/2 in Taiwan and exile the Hakka 1/2 abroad?

    ESWN on Taiwan Marches

  • Finally, when military occupation of the entire valley proved unfeasible, the general decided to leave the lowlands to the southerners and to occupy all the highlands with his people, and in time the Highlanders became known as the Hakka, the Guest People, while the lowlanders were called the Punti, the Natives of the Land.

    Hawaii

  • Her mother was a traditional housewife who was subservient to her husband and was socially isolated because she spoke only a Chinese dialect called Hakka.

    Crazy Like Us

  • In 1917, he was appointed military counselor to Sun and spent the next three or four years with the 2nd Detachment of the Cantonese army under the command of a man known as the Hakka General.

    The Last Empress

  • One of the Punti interpreters called a Hakka clerk and together they addressed Char Nyuk Tsin.

    Hawaii

  • I would recommend caution when citing "Hakka" and "Aboriginal" history and culture.

    Reconstructing post-1949 Nationalist History in Taiwan

  • We decided to try a "Hakka" restaurant just over the road We knew it was type of Chinese food but we didn't know in what sense it varied.

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  • As Kamles is from New Zealand, we ended off the evening with the "Hakka"

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  • In any event, he has a cherished follower, a baptized Hakka called Hung Hsiu-ch’uan.”

    Tai-Pan

  • Penang is one of those businesses owned by Chinese Malaysians, so the cuisine is highly representative of those groups, which include the Cantonese, Fujian, Teochew and Hakka peoples, among others.

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