Han Chinese, Shaozhou in China

Han Chinese, Shaozhou
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People Name: Han Chinese, Shaozhou
Country: China
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 1,102,000
World Population: 1,108,500
Primary Language: Chinese, Min Nan
Primary Religion: Non-Religious
Christian Adherents: 1.20 %
Evangelicals: 1.05 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: Chinese
Affinity Bloc: East Asian Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction

For centuries, the northern part of Guangdong Province has been a crossroad for migrating peoples. This has caused a wide range of influences on the local Shaozhou Han Chinese population, especially in regard to their language. Though this language in printed form is identical to other Han languages, its spoken form is far different. In general, Han Chinese peoples like the Shaozhou consider themselves culturally superior to the minority groups in China.

Many of these nearly one million people live in Guangzhou City, the primary trade route to mainland China. It is located on the Pearl River, and very close to Hong Kong, traditionally one of China's key locations for trade.

Ministry Obstacles

Shaozhou people have a strong need to retain their distinct identity. This identity is wrapped in communist leaders and their traditional way of doing things. It is very difficult for outsiders to convince people like this that they lack the Savior.

Outreach Ideas

There are other Han Chinese peoples who have many Christ followers. They might be able to get through to the Shaozhou people.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for a Disciple Making Movement to spread far and wide among them this decade.
Pray for a spiritual hunger that would lead the Shaozhou people to the only Savior.
Pray for intercessors and workers among them.

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