Hainanese in Cambodia


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Introduction / History

The Hainanese migrated to Cambodia more than 500 years ago from one of China’s southern islands. They settled in Kampot Province on the Cambodian coast. Originally, they came as farmers, establishing large pepper plantations.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Many Hainanese still live in Kampot Province and Phnom Penh. They work hard, rarely taking time off from work. They have distinguished themselves as experts in the food catering business. Many manage coffee shops, Chinese noodle houses, and other businesses in the food industry.
Parents encourage their children to study hard in school. With much of their time spent in school or at work, the Hainanese have little time for entertainment or socializing.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Hainanese adhere to traditional Chinese religion. This can include aspects of Daoism, Buddhism and Confucianism. Commonly they worship the spirits of their ancestors, believing these spirits can affect their future and their fortune. Therefore, they make offerings and build shrines and altars in their honor. The Hainanese have their own gods that other Han Chinese people do not worship. Those in China are far more open to the gospel than those who have moved to Cambodia.


What Are Their Needs?

The Hainanese of Cambodia need to be freed from the bondage of spiritism and false religion. While they are relatively well-off economically, materialism and emphasis on worldly success dulls any sense of spiritual need.


Prayer Points

Pray for the Holy Spirit to drive the Hainanese people in Cambodia into the loving arms of Jesus.
Pray for Hainanese disciples to make more disciples who will multiply with more disciples.
Ask the Lord to bless their businesses as a testimony of his power and goodness and to reveal himself as the source of their blessing.
Ask God to raise up loving workers from the Chinese church to share the gospel with the Hainanese.


Scripture Prayers for the Han Chinese, Hainanese in Cambodia.


References

http://www.cambodiacmm.com/Hainanese.htm


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Han Chinese, Hainanese
People Name in Country Han Chinese, Hainanese
Natural Name Hainanese
Pronunciation HYE-nahn-EEZ
Alternate Names Chinese Qiongwen; Hainan Chinese; Hainanese; Qiongwen
Population this Country 14,000
Population all Countries 6,400,000
Total Countries 5
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 12053
ROP3 Code 103690
ROP25 Code 301734
ROP25 Name Chinese
Country Cambodia
Region Asia, Southeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country Cambodia
Region Asia, Southeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Map of Han Chinese, Hainanese in Cambodia Ethnolinguistic map or other map

Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
40.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.40 %)
1.00 %
Ethnic Religions
54.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
5.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Chinese, Min Nan (14,000 speakers)
Language Code nan   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Hokkien
Dialect Code 6466   Global Recordings Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Chinese, Min Nan (14,000 speakers)
Language Code nan   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Hokkien
Dialect Code 6466   Global Recordings Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Chinese, Min Nan
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Map Source People Group location: Web research. Map geography: ESRI / GMI. Map design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Joshua Project 
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