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Han Chinese, Min Dong in Indonesia

Han Chinese, Min Dong

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
24,000 Chinese, Min Dong Non-Religious 9.00 % 5.00 %   

Han Chinese, Min Dong in Indonesia

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The Min Dong are part of the Min group of languages which are distinct from Mandarin and other Chinese varieties.

The Southern and Northern Dynasties (420-589): China was reeling under the burden of war and had divided into two ruling kingdoms. Both the southern and northern kingdoms at this time were actually ruled by several different dynasties. In the fifth century the Tuoba tribe defeated all its opposition in the northern kingdom. New rulers solidified authority by introducing a land reform movement. Buddhism, introduced from India, flourished during this period.

Many Min Dong Chinese living along the coast are fishermen, earning their income from the bounty of the Taiwan Strait.

In the ancient past the Chinese appear to have had a sense of love, kinship, and filial feeling for Shang Di, the Creator God. Each year the emperor gave the following recitation as he sacrificed at the Temple of Heaven: "You hear us and regard us as a Father. I, your child, dull and unenlightened, am unable to show forth my dutiful feeling. Your sovereign goodness is infinite. As a potter, You have made all living things. Your sovereign goodness is infinite. Great and small are sheltered (by your love). With great kindness You did bear with us, and not withstanding our demerits, do grant us life and prosperity."

Generally speaking, the Min Dong have proven more receptive to Christianity than Chinese in other parts of the country. In the thirteenth century Marco Polo came across a large body of believers in Fugiu [now Fuzhou City]. "They had books ... found to be the words of the Psalter. ... And thus they had in a certain temple of theirs three figures painted, who had been three apostles of the seventy who had gone preaching throughout the world, and they said that those had taught their ancestors in that religion long ago, and that that faith had already been preserved among them for seven hundred years, but for a long time they had been without teaching and so were ignorant of the chief things." Dr. Nathan Site, an American Methodist, arrived in Fujian in 1866. He was the first missionary to Fujian in the modern Protestant era. Today there are at least 400,000 Min Dong believers, including more than 100,000 in Fuqing County alone.

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Country: Indonesia
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, Southeast
Persecution Rank:47 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
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People Name in Country: Han Chinese, Min Dong
People Name General: Han Chinese, Min Dong
Alternate People Names:
Eastern MinHan Chinese
Min Dong
ROP3 Code: 114085
Joshua Project People ID: 18478
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 24,000
Population all Countries: 10,731,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: East Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Chinese
People Name General: Han Chinese, Min Dong
Ethnic Code: MSY42a
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Chinese, Min Dong (24,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): cdo    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 % 
Islam2.00 % 
Non-Religious44.00 % 
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: 1852
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1884-1912
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Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Chinese, Min Dong
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 MatterOnline Bible text (Scripture Earth)
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Han Chinese, Min Dong in Indonesia

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