Native speakers: 30 million (2007)
Native to: China, Thailand, Malaysia, Taiwan, Japan (due to presence of Taiwanese community in Tokyo-Yokohama Metropolitan Area), Singapore, Indonesia, Mauritius, Suriname, South Africa, India and other countries where Hakka Chinese-speaking migrants have settled.
Hakka Grammar and Pronunciation
A radioand video series for learning Hakka. You can browse more learning material here. Website can be navigated in English but content is in Mandarin Chinese.
Grammar, vocabulary, lessons and Hakka resources (in English)
Hakka text to speech (in Chinese)
Hakka lessons (in Chinese)
Hakka writing system and pronunciation.
It has separate textbooks with distinct pronunciation and even vocabulary for different dialects. Each version has a phonetic guide at the beginning which includes the sandhi rules for the respective dialect (n Chinese).
– Linguistic information on different dialects of Hakka, phonology, tones, grammar and vocabulary by Chun Fat Lau, (1999)
Hakka Learning Resources.
Hakka Learning Resources
The Hakka People
Information about Hakka culture, history, phonetic comparison charts (no audio) & 22 videos of stories in Hakka & Mandarin.
Digitized Grammar Books
The Hakka Dialect: A Linguistic Study of Its Phonology, Syntax and Lexicon by Mantaro J. Hashimoto (2010).
Hausa Grammar: With Exercises, Readings and Vocabulary by Charles Henry Robinson (2011).
Hakka vocabulary arranged by topics, dictionary and culture info.
Mandarin – Taiwanese – Hakka phrases. A collection of phrases in 3 Chinese languages written with Hanyu Pinyin and Campbell Universal Pinyin and hanzi.
Hakka Reading Materials
Hakka Version of WIkipedia
A Chinese-English Dictionary. Hakka Dialect. As spoken in Kwang-Tung Province. Donald MacIver, (1926).
Hakka Listening and Video Resources
PODCASTS / AUDIOBOOKS
Over 2500 words pronounced by native speakers.
Stories Told By Native-Speakers (choose “Hakka” and then click on of the red dots to hear a story told by a given native speaker).
30 Hakka speakers describe a simple story with character & pinyin transcripts.
TV / VIDEO / MOVIES
A List Of YT Video Lessons
Radio in Hakka
Radio in Hakka
Online radio in Mandarin, Taiwanese and Hakka