Hakka language resources – Language Links Database

Hakka – /ˈhækə/, also rendered Kejia, is one of the major Chinese language subdivisions or varieties and 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. 

More informationWikipedia

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

  • Hakka.gov.tw - 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.
  • Daylightstar.wordpress.com - Grammar, vocabulary, lessons and Hakka resources (in English)
  • Nlg.csie.ntu.edu.tw - Hakka text to speech (in Chinese)
  • Guhy.csie.ntust.edu.tw - Hakka lessons (in Chinese)
  • Omniglot - Hakka writing system and pronunciation
  • 3w.naer.edu.tw - 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).
  • Archive.org – Linguistic information on different dialects of Hakka, phonology, tones, grammar and vocabulary by Chun Fat Lau, (1999)
  • Haga.ks.edu.tw - Hakka Learning Resources
  • Archive.org - 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

Hakka Vocabulary

  • Club.ntu.edu.tw - Hakka vocabulary arranged by topics, dictionary and culture info
  • Hakka Phrases 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 Dictionaries

Digitized Dictionaries

Hakka Listening and Video Resources


  • Forvo - Over 2500 words pronounced by native speakers
  • Phonemica - 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)
  • PearStories.org - 30 Hakka speakers describe a simple story with character & pinyin transcripts


  • YouTube - A List Of YT Video Lessons


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