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38 Facts About Hakka
Hakka people have had significant influence on the course of modern Chinese and overseas Chinese history; in particular, they have been a source of many government and military leaders—in 1984, over half of the Standing Committee of the Chinese Communist Party Politburo were Hakka.
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Hakka language is the most closely related to Gan and is sometimes classified as a variety of Gan, with a few northern Hakka varieties even being partially mutually intelligible with southern Gan.
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Hakka culture have been largely shaped by the new environment which they had to alter many aspects their culture to adapt, which helped influence their architecture and cuisine.
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Hakka Chinese is the native Chinese variety of the Hakka people.
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Hakka Chinese is the closest Chinese variety to Gan Chinese in terms of phonetics, with scholars studies consider the late Old Gan together with Hakka Chinese and the Tongtai dialect of Jianghuai Mandarin to have been the lingua franca of the Southern Dynasties.
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Hakka cuisine is known for the use of preserved meats and tofu as well as stewed and braised dishes.
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Historically, Hakka women did not bind their feet when the practice was commonplace in China.
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Hakka populations are found in 13 out of the 27 provinces and autonomous regions of mainland China.
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Hakka offered financial assistance to those willing to resettle in Sichuan: eight ounces of silver per man and four ounces per woman or child.
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Hakka-speaking communities are thought to have arrived in the Hong Kong area after the rescinding of the coastal evacuation order in 1688, such as the Hakka speaking Lee clan lineage of Wo Hang, one of whose ancestors is recorded as arriving in the area in 1688.
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The rural Hakka population began to decline as people moved abroad, and away to work in the urban areas.
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The early Hakka immigrants were the island's first agriculturalists and formed the nucleus of the Chinese population, numbering tens of thousands at the time.
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Hakka used their matchlock muskets to resist the Japanese invasion of Taiwan and Hakka Han people and Aboriginals conducted an insurgency against Japanese rule.
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The Hakka rose up against the Japanese in the Beipu uprising.
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Hakka-related affairs in Taiwan are regulated by the Hakka Affairs Council.
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Hakka tried to bring the two parties together and persuaded them to dissolve the associations in order to set up a new united one.
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Hakka immigration began to taper off during World War 2 and declined to a negligible level in the late 1940s.
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Hakka spoken in Belinyu area in Bangka is considered to be standard.
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Since the independence of East Timor in 2000, some Hakka families had returned and invested in businesses in the newborn nation.
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In 2000, the worldwide population of Hakka was estimated at 36,059,500 and in 2010 it was estimated at 40,745,200.
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Hakka's following, who were initially Hakka peasants from Guangxi, grew across the southern provinces.
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In Guangdong, China's most prosperous province, the "Hakka clique" has consistently dominated the provincial government.
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Guangdong's Hakka governors include Ye Jianying, Ding Sheng, Ye Xuanping and Huang Huahua.
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