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Chinese, general in Angola

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
318,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 1.05 % 0.70 %   

Chinese, general in Angola

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Introduction / History
In the last couple of decades thousands of construction workers, engineers, doctors, cooks, and petroleum engineers have migrated from China to Angola. Current estimates are 258,000 Chinese living in Angola. They are extracting oil and developing Angola's damaged infrastructure after many years of war. Angola is China's largest supplier of oil, according to a BBC News article. The Chinese companies are using local materials, but hiring Chinese people from the Peoples Republic of China (PRC), so this is not providing jobs for the Angolans. The Angolans resent this situation, especially since it causes higher prices for average people.

Where are they located?
The Chinese workers are located all over the country, but specifically in the northern oilfields. They live in separate compounds. Many live in the city of Luanda in the northern part of Angola.

What are their lives like?
The Chinese have a strong work ethic, and they work long, hard hours in their new environment. They are in Angola temporarily on work visas. Unfortunately, there has been much crime against Chinese citizens including kidnappings by armed gangs. Some Chinese citizens have contacted yellow fever before traveling home. These unresolved issues have made the Chinese weary of living in Angola and many have left.

What are their beliefs?
Most of the Chinese in Angola are secular in their mindset, though some worship their ancestors and look to them for their needs to be met.

What are their needs?
There are clear barriers of language and culture between the Chinese and the local population. Chinese workers also live separately from Angolans in specially-built compounds. Many hoped that they would transfer their skills to Angolans starved of education and training by the war years, but this has not happened.

Prayer Points
* Pray for more tolerant attitude and closer working relations between the Chinese and the Angolans.
* Pray that the secularized Chinese will have the chance to hear and respond to the gospel in the more religiously tolerant Angola.
* Pray that Angolan evangelicals will use the many available Christian media resources to witness to the Chinese visitors.

References
(Written by Allan Starling of GRN)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_people_in_Angola
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/12051/CH
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/shared/spl/hi/picture_gallery/07/africa_china_in_angola/html/1.stm
http://www.wsj.com/articles/angolas-boom-fueled-by-china-goes-bust-1446072930
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-angola-china-insight-idUSKCN0PJ1LT20150709
http://www.reuters.com/article/angola-oil-finance-idUSL5N16H3EV

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Country: Angola
Continent: Africa
Region: East and Southern Africa
10/40 Window: No
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Chinese, general
People Name General: Chinese, general
ROP3 Code: 115066
Joshua Project People ID: 19206
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 318,000
Population all Countries: 8,903,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: East Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Chinese
People Name General: Chinese, general
Ethnic Code: MSY42a
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Chinese, Mandarin (318,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): cmn    Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect:Xinan Guanhua
Dialect Code:8839
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Non-Religious
Major Religions:
Buddhism40.00 % 
Christianity1.05 %(Evangelical: 0.70 %)
Ethnic Religions15.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious43.95 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent40.00 %
Protestant5.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic55.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
GSEC Status:Level 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1864-1986
New Testament:
1857-1981Audio
Complete Bible: 1874-1983
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsChrist for the Nations
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament - Traditional (FCBH ...
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoChanged Lives (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoCreation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoFathers Love Letter
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus film: view in Mandarin Chinese
Film / VideoLight of Revelation (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoOpen the Doors See the Mountains (Indigi ...
Film / VideoPath to Truth and Life (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoStory of Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoThe Hope Video: View in Chinese, Mandari ...
Film / VideoThe Prophets Story (Indigitube.tv)
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralChinese Blog about Unreached Peoples
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterBible Gateway Scripture
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)
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterCartoon Gospel tract
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
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Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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