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Chinese, Hakka
[hak] 68,300 in China–Hong Kong (2006 census). Status: 6b (Threatened). Classification: Sino-Tibetan, Chinese. Comments: Non-indigenous.

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Chinese, Mandarin
[cmn] 94,400 in China–Hong Kong (2013 UNSD). Status: 1 (National). Classification: Sino-Tibetan, Chinese. Comments: Non-indigenous.

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Chinese, Min Nan
[nan] 77,600 in China–Hong Kong (2006 census). Status: 5 (Dispersed). Classification: Sino-Tibetan, Chinese. Comments: Non-indigenous.

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Chinese, Yue
[yue] 6,100,000 in China–Hong Kong (2013 UNSD). 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] 238,000 in China–Hong Kong (2013 UNSD), increasing. L2 users: 2,200,000 in China–Hong Kong (Crystal 2003a). Status: 1 (National). Statutory provincial working language in Hong Kong (1997, Basic Law, Article 9). Classification: Indo-European, Germanic, West, English. Comments: Non-indigenous.

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Hong Kong Sign Language
[hks] 20,000 in China–Hong Kong (2007). Total users in all countries: 20,200. Status: 6a (Vigorous). Alternate Names: Heung Kong Sau Yue, HKSL. Dialects: None known. 40% similarity with Chinese Sign Language [csl], 42%–52% similarity with Taiwan Sign Language [tss]. Classification: Sign language.

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

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