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Noun1.Hakka - a member of a people of southeastern China (especially Hong Kong, Canton, and Taiwan) who migrated from the north in the 12th century
Chinese - a native or inhabitant of Communist China or of Nationalist China
2.Hakka - a dialect of Chinese spoken in southeastern China by the Hakka
Chinese - any of the Sino-Tibetan languages spoken in China; regarded as dialects of a single language (even though they are mutually unintelligible) because they share an ideographic writing system
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The Hakkas of Sarawak: Sacrificial gifts in Cold War era Malaysia
Peter Wimberger, Director, Slater Museum of Natural History and Albertson Professor, University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington, USA, May; 5) "Networking Before Networking: The Sarawak Administrative Service Under Brookes and Colonial Rule," Jayl Langub, retired civil servant, independent scholar, July; 6) "The Coming of Xin Onn Hakkas," K.
When they reached Hakkas, they disembarked the driver and two dacoits tied him with ropes with a tree in jungle and other two dacoits took away his taxi car.
Sun Mei, however, was a Punti, one of the multitude of immigrants from the Zhongshan district and other areas of Guangdong who felt themselves superior to the Hakkas.
Among the best known Chinese leaders of the twentieth century, Sun Yat-sen, Deng Xiaoping, Zhu De, Hu Yaobang and Zhao Ziyang are all found to be Hakkas.
The Hakkas originated from central China but gradually migrated further south towards the southeast coastline, such as Guangdong, Guangxi, Hunan provinces and Taiwan.
He promptly interjected, "When it comes to Hakkas, I am not a specialist, but I am a specimen.
Migration and Ethnicity in Chinese History: Hakkas, Pengmin, and Their Neighbors.
Migration and Ethnicity in Chinese History: Hakkas Pengmin and Their Neighbors, by Sow-Theng Leong, edited by Tim Wright, introduction and maps by G.
Isolated economically, spatially and politically in the outskirts of Calcutta, the Hakkas live in a marshy tract of land that is associated with cow-hides, industrial wastes and smells, the impurities that high-caste Hindus avoid.
Thus, the Hakkas (to whom Hong himself belonged) claim to have migrated from the north sometime during the Tang dynasty.
Spence notes that they were originally farmers from Jiangxi who drifted south from the turbulence of consistent wars in the north and eventually became known in neighbouring province of Guangdong as Hakkas.