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Han Chinese, Cantonese in Indonesia

Han Chinese, Cantonese

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
209,000 Chinese, Yue Non-Religious 9.00 % 5.00 %   

Han Chinese, Cantonese in Indonesia

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Identity
Although the Cantonese today proudly consider themselves part of the Han Chinese race, one ethnohistorian has concluded, "The ethnic origins of the ancient Yue people ... may have been Tai, but with a sizable Miao-Yao minority in the hills. The ancient Yue language was definitely not Sinitic. It is estimated that the population of Guangdong was less than 30 percent Sinitic in 1080."

The more than 30 Han Chinese language groups described in this book are considered by linguists to be mutually unintelligible languages. They are not merely dialects of the same language. Cantonese contains up to nine tones - compared to the national language, Mandarin, which has only four. Although they speak different languages and dialects, all Chinese people in China use the same written script.

History
The large southern city of Guangzhou - which has been continually inhabited for 2,200 years - has always been the center of Cantonese civilization. In the 33rd year of the reign of Emperor Qin Shihuang (214 BC), the Nanhai Prefecture was established in today's Guangzhou. Large numbers of Han flooded into the area. Guangzhou became home to large numbers of foreign merchants in the ninth century until the T'ang emperors lost control of it in AD 878. An Arab traveler reported that "a hundred and twenty thousand Muslims, Jews, Christians and Zoroastrians were slaughtered [in Guangzhou]."

Customs
The Chinese have a saying that to be happy in this life one must be born in Suzhou, live in Guangzhou, and die at Suzhou, "for in the first are the handsomest people, in the second the richest luxuries, and in the third the best coffins."

Religion
Throughout the Communist era the Cantonese have continued to be the most openly religious of all Chinese. Most homes in Guangdong Province have spirit altars. The Cantonese also zealously observe Daoist and Buddhist festivals.

Christianity
In September 1807 Robert Morrison landed in Guangzhou. A new era of Protestant missions began in China. Seven years later he baptized his first convert, "At a stream of water issuing from the foot of a lofty hill, far away from human observation. May he be the first-fruits of a great harvest." Today there are at least 1.2 million Cantonese Christians in China. Guangdong contains at least 200,000 Protestants and 110,000 Catholics, while heavily evangelized Hong Kong numbers 552,000 Protestants and 312,000 Catholics.

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Country: Indonesia
Continent: Asia
Region: Southeast Asia
Persecution Rank:46 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Han Chinese, Cantonese
People Name General: Han Chinese, Cantonese
Alternate People Names:
BaihuaCantonese
Guangdong HuaGuangxi
Gwong Dung WaaHakka
Han ChineseHoa (Hán)
Macau ChineseNung
PuntiTotok
YuetYuh
ROP3 Code: 103701
Joshua Project People ID: 12057
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 209,000
Population all Countries: 77,696,000
Least-Reached: No
   
 
Affinity Bloc: East Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Chinese
People Name General: Han Chinese, Cantonese
Ethnic Code: MSY42a
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Chinese, Yue (209,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): yue    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Non-Religious
Major Religions:
Buddhism12.00 % 
Christianity9.00 %(Evangelical: 5.00 %)
Ethnic Religions33.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam5.00 % 
Non-Religious41.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent52.00 %
Protestant28.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic20.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a modest presence.
Least-Reached: No
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1862-1903
New Testament:
1877Audio
Complete Bible: 1894-1981
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament - Cantonese (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament - Revised Union (FC ...
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament - Simplified (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament - Union (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Chinese, Yue
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoOpen the Doors See the Mountains (Indigi ...
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoThe Story of Xiao Nong (Indigitube.tv)
Text / Printed MatterBible: Chinese Union Version, Shangti Ed ...
Text / Printed MatterBible: Chinese Union Version, Shangti Ed ...
Text / Printed MatterBible: Chinese Union Version, Shen Editi ...
Text / Printed MatterBible: Chinese Union Version, Shen Editi ...
Text / Printed MatterBible: Revised Chinese Union Version, Tr ...
Text / Printed MatterBible: 新譯本(繁體字版)
 
 
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