The Hakka language (客家話, 客語) is spoken in the provinces Guangdong, Fujian, Jiangxi, Hunan, Guangxi, Guizhou, Sichuan, and in Hong Kong, especially the New Territories, Taiwan, Hainan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Netherlands, Surinam, United Kingdom and other overseas Chinese communities of Hakka origin.
The term "Hakka" itself translates as "guest families", and
About 40 million people speak the Hakka dialect
The accent as spoken in Meixian (Moiyen) is considered as standard.
Together with Cantonese and Min, Hakka is another common Chinese variety among migrant Chinese communities.