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Hakka 客家话

Hakka /ˈhækə/, also rendered Kejia, is one of the major groups of varieties of Chinese, spoken natively by the Hakka people in southern ChinaTaiwanHong Kong and throughout the diaspora areas of East AsiaSoutheast Asia, and around the world.

Due to its primary usage in scattered isolated regions where communication is limited to the local area, Hakka has developed numerous varieties or dialects, spoken in GuangdongFujianJiangxiGuangxiSichuan,Hunan, and Guizhou provinces, including Hainan island, MalaysiaHong KongSingapore and Taiwan.

Hakka is not mutually intelligible with MandarinWuSouthern Min, or other branches of Chinese. It is most closely related to Gan and is sometimes classified as a variety of Gan.