Han Chinese, Min Zhong in China


Joshua Project has identified the Han Chinese, Min Zhong only in China

Population

3,513,000

Christian

Evangelical

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Identity

The Min Zhong are part of the Min group of Chinese languages, all of which are considered part of China's Han nationality.


History

The Tang Dynasty (618-907): The Tang Dynasty is considered the most auspicious and glittering period in history by the Chinese. China was again united, and a strong military extended China's borders to its largest extent: encompassing parts of present-day Central Asia, Russia, Myanmar, Vietnam, Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan, and northern India. For the first time China was divided into 300 prefectures and 1,500 counties, which mirror the present boundaries remarkably closely. Following the collapse of the Tang Dynasty in 907, China again entered into a period of discord and war.


Customs

The Grand Canal, constructed over a period of 1,000 years, linked four of China's major rivers: the Yangtze, Yellow, Huai, and Qiantang. Between Beijing and Hangzhou the canal measured 1,800 kilometers (1,110 mi.). It opened up China's trade and caused the inland provinces to flourish.


Religion

Recently there has been speculation claiming the wise men who visited Bethlehem may have come from China. The Chinese were using the compass 1,000 years before the birth of Christ. Maps have been found from that time which show a clear passage from China to the Mediterranean Sea. Ancient Chinese astrologers discovered a star they called the "King Star." "They believed whenever this star appeared, a king was born. Chinese history says it was at its most brilliant peak during the Han Dynasty [time of Christ]." One of the main astrologers during this period was Liu Shang, who disappeared from China for over two years at the time of Christ's birth.


Christianity

An eighth century Chinese Nestorian church leader claimed the Magi, returning from Bethlehem, had brought the first news of the Savior to China. By the thirteenth century, Christians numbered in the hundreds of thousands throughout China and Mongolia. In 1330 the Nestorians were described as having "very handsome and devoutly ordered churches with crosses and images in honour of God and the saints. They hold sundry offices under the Emperor and have great privileges from him."


Profile Source:   Operation China, Paul Hattaway  Copyrighted ©   Used with permission  

People Name General Han Chinese, Min Zhong (Min-Jong)
People Name in Country Han Chinese, Min Zhong
Population in China 3,513,000
World Population 3,513,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.1
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Central Min, Han Chinese, Min Zhong
Affinity Bloc East Asian Peoples
People Cluster Chinese
People Name General Han Chinese, Min Zhong (Min-Jong)
Ethnic Code MSY42a
People ID 18479
Country China
Region Northeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 37  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country The Min Zhong (or Central Min) numbered 683,000 speakers in 1987, making them one of the smallest of the Chinese language groups in the country. Min Zhong is spoken in the central part of Fujian Province, especially around the towns of Yong'an, Sanming, and Shaxian..   Source:  Operation China, 2000

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Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Chinese, Min Zhong (3,513,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Chinese, Min Zhong 3,513,000
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Translation Need Questionable
Format Resource
General Four Spiritual Laws
Scripture Bible-in-Your-Language

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
25.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 4.59 %)
5.00 %
Ethnic Religions
32.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
38.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
92.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
1.0 %
Protestant
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
7.0 %
Photo Source: Operation China, Paul Hattaway   Copyrighted ©   Used with permission
Profile Source: Operation China, Paul Hattaway  Copyrighted ©   Used with permission  
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