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Ngái in Province Thái Nguyên
|Regions with significant populations|
|Vietnam: Quảng Ninh, Thái Nguyên, Haiphong|
|Hakka Chinese, Vietnamese|
|Related ethnic groups|
|Hakka people, Chinese Vietnamese|
The Ngái (Vietnamese: Người Ngái) are a Hakka people in Vietnam and other nearby countries of Indochina, who originally come from southern China. However they “have never considered themselves Hakka. Because no one, including Chinese people, knows how to categorize the Ngái people, they were simply categorized as Hakka”. However, some younger Ngai today might refer to themselves as Hakka.
According to Vietnamese sources the Ngái people speak Hakka, a Sino-Tibetan language but are classified separately from the Hoa or urban ethnic "Overseas Chinese". Other sources claim that “the Hakka language is not similar to the Ngai language”. According to official data, the Ngái population was 4,841 in 1999 but down only 1,035 in 2009 and up to 1,649 in 2019.
- Official data from census of 1999, file 27.DS99.xls
- Tổng điều tra dân số và nhà ở Việt Nam năm 2009: Kết quả toàn bộ. Hà Nội, 6-2010. page 134-225.
- "Report on Results of the 2019 Census". General Statistics Office of Vietnam. Retrieved 1 May 2020.
- Người Ngái (Ngái people). Viet Nam Government Portal, 2015. Retrieved Apr. 2, 2018.
- "Ngai in Vietnam". Joshua Project. Retrieved March 31, 2018.
- "Ngái in Vietnam". Vietnam Tourism. Retrieved March 31, 2018.
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