Hakka is one of the main Sinitic languages. It is spoken natively by the Hakka people in southern China, Taiwan and throughout the diaspora areas of East Asia, Southeast Asia and around the world.

Hakka (客家话) is one of the main branches of Chinese.

It is natively spoken mostly in South-Eastern China (Fujian, Guangdong, Jiangxi, to a lesser extend in Guangxi and Hainan) and Taiwan.

The language is not mutually intelligible with other branches of Chinese, but closely related to Gan. As Cantonese, it has six tones. It doesn't have a standardized writing system; it uses Mandarin characters and some specific ones borrowed from Cantonese.