People Group Profiles

“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

Chinese, Hakka of North America

People Group Info

Total Population: 6,750

ROP3 Code: 103691
IMB Affinity Group: East Asian Peoples
Affinity Bloc: East Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Chinese
Language: Hakka Chinese - (hak)
Religion: Buddhism - Mahayana
Country of Origin: Taiwan

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Majority Located Where

  Toronto (Mississauga, Brampton), ON - 3,485

  Vancouver (Surrey), BC - 1,100

  San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA - 550

  Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC - 450

  New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY - 350

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Brief Profile

A people with a long history of migration, the Hakka Chinese in the United States, come from several countries: including Taiwan, China, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, and several other countries. The Chinese characters for Hakka literally mean "guest families".

Several large metro areas are the home to Hakka associations that reinforce Hakka unique social, cultural, and linguistic identity. The New England Hakka Association reminds its members to not forget their roots. Another association is the Hakka Association of New York, which aims to promote Hakka culture across five boroughs in New York City. The Hakka Association of Greater Washington, DC reinforces the Hakka of Washington unique identity. San Francisco is home to the Hakka Benevolent Association in San Francisco that has strong ties with the community and offers scholarships to their young members.

The Hakka Chinese follow traditional Chinese religion: a mixed religion of Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, and ancestral veneration.

Prayer Points

  • Pray that the creator God will work in the hearts and lives of Hakka.
  • Pray that other evangelical Chinese peoples will intentionally share the gospel with Hakka people.

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Other Resources

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Country City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
United StatesTorontoToronto (Mississauga, Brampton)ON3,485
United StatesVancouverVancouver (Surrey)BC1,100
United StatesSFSan Francisco-Oakland-HaywardCA550
United StatesD.C.Washington-Arlington-AlexandriaDC450
United StatesFlushingNew York-Newark-Jersey CityNY350
United StatesMontréalMontreal (Laval)QC195
United StatesPlanoDallas-Fort Worth-ArlingtonTX150
United StatesBostonBoston-Cambridge-QuincyMA150