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Han Chinese, Hakka in Canada

Han Chinese, Hakka

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
5,800 Chinese, Hakka Ethnic Religions 2.10 % 2.00 %   

Han Chinese, Hakka in Canada

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Introduction / History
The Hakka, although proud of their cultural differences, have never claimed to be non-Chinese. Many famous Chinese have been Hakka, including Deng Xiaoping, Lee Kwan Yew, and Hong Xiuquan (the leader of the Taiping Rebellion).

There is much speculation concerning the historical roots of the Hakka peoples. Some claim that they were the first Chinese people to arrive in China. Others claim that the Hakka are the descendants of the Xiongnu tribe. This much is agreed upon: At various stages between the fourth and thirteenth centuries AD, large numbers of people were forced to flee their homes in the war-torn Yellow River Valley to seek refuge in southern China. These war refugees came to be known as Kejia, a Hakka word meaning "strangers" or "guests." When the savage Mongol hordes swept across China in the thirteenth century, many Hakka fled to the south to escape the carnage.

Where are they located?
Today most of them are either in southern China or in Taiwan. A small number have migrated to Canada and other countries.

What are their lives like?
There is very little information about the Hakka people in Canada except that they run popular restaurants. Canadians love Hakka style Chinese cuisine.

What are their beliefs?
Since the advent of communism most Hakka could accurately be described as nonreligious. Aspects of animism and shamanism are found among some of the more remote Hakka communities.

What are their needs?
There are some believers among the Hakka people in Canada. They need to go to the others and share what Christ has done for them.

Prayer Points
* Pray for Bibles, the JESUS Film, and other Christian materials to find their way into Hakka homes in Canada.
* There are some Hakka believers in Canada. Pray that they will plant churches among other Hakka and Han Chinese people.
* Pray for a disciple-making movement among every Hakka people.

References
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/12054/CA
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/12054/TW
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hakka_people
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taiwanese_Hakka
http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/index.php/issue/day/2007/07/07
http://www.blogto.com/toronto/the_best_hakka_restaurants_in_toronto/
http://www.foodnetwork.ca/shows/great-canadian-cookbook/photos/a-hakka-canadian-feast/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_Canadians

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Global Prayer Digest: 2018-05-09
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Country: Canada
Continent: North America
Region: America, North and Caribbean
10/40 Window: No
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Han Chinese, Hakka
People Name General: Han Chinese, Hakka
Alternate People Names:
Han ChineseHokka
KeKechia
KehiaKejia
KekKhek
MajiaTotok
Xinmin
ROP3 Code: 103691
Joshua Project People ID: 12054
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 5,800
Population all Countries: 44,243,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: East Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Chinese
People Name General: Han Chinese, Hakka
Ethnic Code: MSY42a
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Chinese, Hakka (5,800 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): hak    Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect:Hakka
Dialect Code:340
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism9.00 % 
Christianity2.10 %(Evangelical: 2.00 %)
Ethnic Religions48.90 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious40.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
 
(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: 1860-1995
New Testament:
1883-1993Audio
Complete Bible: 1916
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories in Chinese, Hakka
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Chinese, Hakka
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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