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Han Chinese, Mandarin in Northern Mariana Islands

Han Chinese, Mandarin

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
10,000 Chinese, Mandarin Ethnic Religions 9.00 % 7.44 %   

Han Chinese, Mandarin in Northern Mariana Islands

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Introduction / History
As the cute joke goes, "God must love the Chinese very much or He wouldn't have made so many of them." Not only are there more than a billion Han Chinese in the world, but they are spread out all over the globe.

The Chinese diaspora is noted for its involvement with businesses, be they small or large. In the South Pacific Islands, they are often hated because they own the businesses. Relations between the Chinese and the local Pacific islanders are strained.

But in the Northern Mariana Islands, most of the Chinese work in the garment industry. Garment production is by far the most important industry with employment of 17,500 mostly Chinese workers and sizable shipments to the US under duty and quota exemptions. The garment industry has grown rapidly as a result of duty benefits stemming from the relationship between the Mariana Islands and the US. The garment industry recruits workers from East Asia because of the limited supply of local labor, and because it's easy to get there from Asia.

Though the Han Chinese groups are reached in most parts of the world, they remain without a church in this part of the Pacific region. They have maintained their traditional Chinese religion, which is characterized by a blending of philosophies, Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, and most of all, superstitions. Rather than leave their destinies in the hands of the Lord like many Han Chinese have done worldwide, they consult horoscopes and placate a pantheon of spirits in vain attempts to determine what courses of action to take. They believe that the spirits of their ancestors roam the earth, and if treated properly, are benign, and bring good fortune. They are especially concerned about promoting harmony and enjoying good luck.

Prayer Points
* Pray that they will see their need for Jesus.
* Pray that they will put their trust in Jesus rather than ancestral spirits.
* Pray that God will use businessmen who are walking with the Lord to show the Han Chinese migrants a better way.
* Pray that the Lord will raise up His ambassadors from among the believers in the Pacific Islands.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2006-06-13
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Country: Northern Mariana Islands
Continent: Oceania
Region: Australia and Pacific
10/40 Window: No
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Han Chinese, Mandarin
People Name General: Han Chinese, Mandarin
Alternate People Names:
BeijinghuaCantonese
ChineseChinese, Mandarin
GuanhuaGuoyu
Han ChineseHoa (Hán)
HotonHuizui
KreolPei
PotinhuaQotong
ShanghaineseTotok
ROP3 Code: 103686
Joshua Project People ID: 12051
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 10,000
Population all Countries: 870,225,000
Least-Reached: No
   
 
Affinity Bloc: East Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Chinese
People Name General: Han Chinese, Mandarin
Ethnic Code: MSY42a
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Chinese, Mandarin (10,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): cmn    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism29.00 % 
Christianity9.00 %(Evangelical: 7.44 %)
Ethnic Religions33.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious29.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent30.00 %
Protestant28.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic42.00 %
 
(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: 1864-1986
New Testament:
1857-1981Audio
Complete Bible: 1874-1983
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 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 / VideoCreation to Christ
Film / VideoFather's Love Letter
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus film: view in Mandarin Chinese
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
Film / VideoThe Prophets' Story
Film / VideoThe Prophets' Story
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, 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
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
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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