The Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China established in 1990 and effected in 1997 recognizes Chinese and English as the official languages of Hong Kong. This situation is so because for a long time the Hong Kong population, with a majority of immigrants from China, was a British Colony. However, being a developed region, Hong Kong also has migrant populations from all over the world who have carried their languages. In addition, there are also major and minor ethnic languages spoken by a significant number of people.
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