Chinese Mestizo or Mestizo de Sangley are one of the hundred ethnic groups of the Philippines. The Chinese Mestizo developed during the Spanish colonial regime when Chinese immigrants married native peoples. The majority of the Chinese immigrants where males and didn't bring women with them so they married the indigenous people. Today there is a substantial population and they are found in Chinese communities, especially Binondo, one of the largest "Chinatowns" in the world. Today they are known as Tsinoy (half Filipino, half Chinese "tsino").
They are scattered throughout the Philippines. The majority are found in Manila and surrounding areas.
They are entrepreneurs who control a large percent of the Philippine economy.
They practice Chinese, Hispanic and indigenous cultures. They mix their Chinese beliefs with Christianity. The majority of them are Christians.
They need to be accepted and not discriminated against.
* Pray they will be successful in the businesses they rely on.
* Pray the community will be benefitted by the fair products that they sell.
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
|Persecution Rank||Not ranked|
|Location in Country||Widespread; Manila, most of Luzon, and Mindoro. Source: Ethnologue 2016|
|Primary Language||Tagalog (523,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||tgl Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
|People Groups||Speaking Tagalog|
Primary Language: Tagalog
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1902-1977)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum of Bible Agencies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||Creation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)|
|Film / Video||Fathers Love Letter|
|Film / Video||God's Story Video|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Tagalog|
|Film / Video||My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)|
|Film / Video||Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)|
|Film / Video||The Hope Video: View in Tagalog|
|General||Four Spiritual Laws|
|General||Got Questions Ministry|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible Gateway Scripture|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible-in-Your-Language|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: Ang Biblia|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: Magandang Balita Bible (Revised)|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: Tagalog Contemporary Bible|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: Tagalog Meaning-Based Bible (2005)|
|Religion Subdivision:||Roman Catholic|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent *|
|Christianity (Evangelical 11.00 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|