L1 users: 9,300 (2007). Ethnic population: 12,000 (2007).
Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Maharashtra states, and Pondicherry union territory; Tamil Nadu state: Cuddalore, Tiruvannamalai, Vellore, and Villupuram districts.
Tamil script [Taml].
Hakkipikki is a Scheduled Tribe. The people are called by various names meaning bird catchers. Semi-nomadic. Hindu.