The Chinese equivalent of the Jews—a minority dialect group in China, which forms the majority in the Chinese diaspora, and whose elite members have punched above their weight in politics.
Some Hakkas who were heads of state were China's Deng Xiaoping, Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew, Taiwan's Lee Teng-Hui, and Thailand's Thaksin Shinawatra.
by MathPlus May 28, 2017
A Han Chinese People originally from North China, but now distributed in several southern provinces. The Hakka speak a dialect of the same name. Known for their "Tulou", an old type of round housing compound/fortification that can house a large number of people and withstanding earthquakes and sieges. The Hakka were not always welcomed wherever they went. In particular, the mid-19th Century saw clashes in Guangdong Province between incoming Hakka and local Cantonese, in what are now called the Punti-Hakka Clan Wars.
by Laowaiguoren December 21, 2009
The rare breed of strange but respectful, diligent chinese people in mainland China. Like the jewish people in Germany. They have their own unique traditions and foods. They are usually smart and successful.
by James January 04, 2005