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Han Chinese, Shaozhou in China

Han Chinese, Shaozhou

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
1,094,000 Chinese, Min Nan Non-Religious 1.20 % 1.05 %   

Han Chinese, Shaozhou in China

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The northern Guangdong area has been a crossroads for migrating peoples through the centuries. This has forced a wide range of influences upon the Shaozhou Chinese, resulting in their language being distinct from other Han groups.

The Taiping Rebellion (1851-1864): The Taiping Rebellion started in 1851 when the Manchu government tried to ban a movement in the south of China headed by Hong Xiuquan. Hong believed he was the brother of Jesus Christ and gathered a large number of followers with claims that he was on a mission from God to build a "Heavenly Kingdom of Great Peace." They smashed Buddhist and Daoist temples and abolished slavery and foot-binding. By 1853 they had captured the south of China and had grown to an army of 600,000 men and 500,000 women. The army were only allowed to adhere to the Taiping version of Christianity and were not allowed to smoke, drink, or gamble. In 1864 a multinational army attacked the Taiping base at Nanjing, completely slaughtering the rebels and abruptly ending the movement.

The Shaozhou Chinese are a part of the huge Han nationality. The Han generally consider themselves culturally superior to the minority groups of China. One government publication arrogantly points out, "The Han ... are more developed than the minorities in the political, economic and cultural spheres."

In 1900 many Chinese, outraged by foreign domination of its ports, caused the antiforeigner Boxer Rebellion to break out. Missionaries and their Chinese converts were especially focused on. In Shanxi alone, 159 missionaries were massacred.

In addition to the hundreds of foreign missionaries killed by the Boxers, some 32,000 Chinese Christians were butchered. A London Times reporter in Beijing described the carnage: "As darkness came on, the most awful cries were heard in the city, most demonical and unforgettable, the cries of the Boxers - 'Sha kuei-tzu' (kill the devils) - mingled with the shrieks of the victims and the groans of the dying. For Boxers were sweeping through the city, massacring the native Christians and burning them alive in their homes."

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Global Prayer Digest: 2007-07-17
Global Prayer Digest: 2013-04-30
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Country: China
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, Northeast
Persecution Rank:23 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Location in Country:Approximately 930,000 speakers of Shaozhou Tuhua - or "Shaozhou native speech" - live in northern Guangdong Province, and possibly in the adjacent areas of Hunan and Jiangxi. The Shaozhou are spread across eight counties of northern Guangdong: Lianxian, Liannan, Lechang, Ruyuan, Qujiang, Shaoguan, Renhua, and Nanxiong.
(Source: Operation China, 2000)
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People Name in Country: Han Chinese, Shaozhou
People Name General: Han Chinese, Shaozhou
Alternate People Names:
ShaozhouShaozhou Tuhua
ROP3 Code: 114379
Joshua Project People ID: 18743
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 1,094,000
Population all Countries: 1,094,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: East Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Chinese
People Name General: Han Chinese, Shaozhou
Ethnic Code: MSY42a
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Chinese, Min Nan (1,094,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): nan    Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect:Chaozhou
Dialect Code:8848
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Non-Religious
Major Religions:
Buddhism25.00 % 
Christianity1.20 %(Evangelical: 1.05 %)
Ethnic Religions35.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious38.80 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent87.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian1.00 %
Roman Catholic12.00 %
(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
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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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, Shaozhou in China

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