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Han Chinese, Hainanese in Thailand

Han Chinese, Hainanese

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
8,200 Chinese, Min Nan Buddhism 6.00 % 3.00 %   

Han Chinese, Hainanese in Thailand

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The Chinese Thai of Thailand identify mostly as Thai, and if asked will usually respond that they are Thai. The Chinese Thai are the most integrated Chinese population in any country. They are people of full or partial Chinese ancestry and most of them trace their ancestry to the Guangdong Province. Up to 40% of Thai have some Chinese ancestry due to much intermarrying over the past 200 years. Many Chinese Thai are involved in business, politics and finance. The Thai Chinese control 80% of the Thai economy and many Parliament members are of Chinese descent. Their main religion is Theravada Buddhism often syncretized with Chinese folk religion. Many Chinese Thai will have Chinese shrines in their homes and will celebrate Chinese festivals. Often they will speak a dialect of Chinese in their homes

Ministry Obstacles
Missionaries have worked in Thailand for well over 100 years; however, few have accepted Christ as their Savior. Thais are strongly patriotic and associate being Thai as being Buddhist which makes it difficult for them to become Christians. Buddhists do not believe in a creator or even in a divine god. Due to their belief in reincarnation, they may see Jesus being crucified due to some bad behavior in a previous life.

Outreach Ideas
Perhaps Christian business owners may live among the Chinese Thai running successful businesses while living in a Christ-glorifying way. The Lord can open the eyes of Chinese Thai to the truth of Jesus Christ.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There are a small percentage of Christians amongst the Thai. Pray that these believers will live an obedient, vibrant walk with Christ. Pray they will share their faith passionately but humbly with their neighbors, family members and co-workers.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray that God will open the eyes of Chinese Thai to the truth of a creator God, of mankind's sin and need for the Savior Jesus Christ.

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Country: Thailand
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, Southeast
10/40 Window: Yes
Location in Country:Cities
(Source: Ethnologue 2010)
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Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Han Chinese, Hainanese
People Name General: Han Chinese, Hainanese
Alternate People Names:
Chinese QiongwenHainan Chinese
ROP3 Code: 103690
Joshua Project People ID: 12053
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 8,200
Population all Countries: 6,655,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: East Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Chinese
People Name General: Han Chinese, Hainanese
Ethnic Code: MSY42a
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Chinese, Min Nan (8,200 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): nan    Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect:Hokkien
Dialect Code:6466
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Buddhism
Major Religions:
Buddhism43.00 % 
Christianity6.00 %(Evangelical: 3.00 %)
Ethnic Religions35.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam2.00 % 
Non-Religious14.00 % 
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: 1875-1916
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1922-1996
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAmoy Bible
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoGimchua's Family (EngSub)
Film / VideoGimchua's Family (HanSub)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Chinese, Min Nan
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoStory of Hope
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)
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Han Chinese, Hainanese in Thailand

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      Han Chinese, Hainanese Thailand    
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