Definition of Hakka
1. Noun. A member of a people of southeastern China (especially Hong Kong, Canton, and Taiwan) who migrated from the north in the 12th century.
2. Noun. A dialect of Chinese spoken in southeastern China by the Hakka.
Definition of Hakka
1. Adjective. Relating to the Hakka (Kejia, ??), an ethnic group of the Han Chinese. ¹
2. Noun. A person of Hakka descent. ¹
3. Proper noun. A Chinese dialect mainly spoken in the south-eastern part of mainland China (Fujian and Guangdong), Taiwan, Hong Kong, by the Chinese minorities in Southeast Asia ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
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Literary usage of Hakka
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Things Chinese: Being Notes on Various Subjects Connected with China by James Dyer Ball (1893)
"It has been estimated that about one-third of the people of the province speak Hakka, while in the north-cast of the same province there is a considerable ..."
2. Notes and Queries on China and Japan (1867)
"If we compare the vocabularies of the Punti, Mandarin and Hakka dialects, it appears on the first glance that the Hakka dialect approaches much nearer to ..."
3. An Account of Missionary Success in the Island of Formosa: Published in by William Campbell, Caspar Sibelius (1889)
"I felt greatly refreshed in my own soul, and do not remember of ever having spent a more pleasant time with the brethren at this station. 15. Our Hakka ..."
4. The "ever-victorious Army,": A History of the Chinese Campaign Under Lt.-Col by Andrew Wilson (1868)
"... ORIGIN — HIS POSITION AS A Hakka — HIS TRANCES AND SUPERSTITIONS — THE TERRIBLE CHARACTER OF HIS CAREER—HIS PERSONAL APPEARANCE—THE TAI-PING WANGS ..."
5. The Chinese Recorder (1906)
"The present book gives in the main the language of the NE part of the field, while the Basel manuscript gives Hakka as spoken in the SW corner of the chief ..."
6. Notes and Queries on China and Japan (1869)
"1 believe that the Hakka women are more domestic, laborious, and "keepers at home," and more faithful ; while the Punti women are fond of finery, fickle, ..."