Pronunciation: (hä'ku; Chin. häk'kä'), [key]
—pl. -kas, (esp. collectively) -ka for 1.
1. a member of a Chinese people originally of northern China, now widely distributed throughout southeastern China, in Taiwan and Hong Kong, and in Southeast Asia.
2. the Chinese language spoken by the Hakka.
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