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Chinese, Hakka
[hak] 68,300 in Hong Kong (2006 census). Status: 5 (Developing). Classification: Sino-Tibetan, Chinese

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Chinese, Mandarin
[cmn] 60,900 in Hong Kong (2006 census). Status: 1 (National). Statutory national language (1997, Basic Law, Article 9). Classification: Sino-Tibetan, Chinese

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Chinese, Min Nan
[nan] 77,610 in Hong Kong (2006 census). Status: 5 (Developing). Classification: Sino-Tibetan, Chinese

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Chinese, Yue
[yue] 6,030,000 in Hong Kong (2006 census). Status: 2 (Provincial). De facto provincial language in Hong Kong. Alternate Names: Cantonese, Guangfu, Hong Kong Cantonese, Shatou, Shiqi, Wancheng, Yuehai Classification: Sino-Tibetan, Chinese

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English
[eng] 187,000 in Hong Kong (2006 census), increasing. Status: 1 (National). Statutory provincial working language in Hong Kong SAR (1997, Basic Law, Article 9). Classification: Indo-European, Germanic, West, English

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Hong Kong Sign Language
[hks] 20,000 (2007). Status: 6a (Vigorous). Alternate Names: Heung Kong Sau Yue, HKSL Dialects: 40% similarity with Chinese Sign Language [csl], 42%–52% similarity with Taiwan Sign Language [tss]. Classification: Deaf sign language

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Macanese
[mzs] Status: 8b (Nearly extinct). Classification: Creole, Portuguese based

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