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Language code: en-HK
Generate English Speech from Text with a Hong Kong SAR accent.
English is one of the official languages of Hong Kong, along with Chinese (both Cantonese and Mandarin). Hong Kong English (en-HK) is a variety of English that is heavily influenced by British English, due to Hong Kong's history as a British colony.
One characteristic of Hong Kong English is the use of local Cantonese grammar structures and vocabulary in English sentences. Another feature is the use of loanwords from Cantonese, such as "yum cha" (dim sum), "siu mei" (roast meat), and "cha chaan teng" (a type of local eatery).
There are approximately 2.3 million English speakers in Hong Kong, which represents about 30% of the population. However, it's worth noting that Cantonese is the dominant language in Hong Kong, and most people use a mixture of Cantonese and English in their daily communication.