The Min Nan people are also called Hokkien or Hoklo. Their ancestral home is southern Fujian Province in southeastern China. Some fled to Taiwan during Japanese occupancy in 1895.
There have been two major waves of Chinese immigrants to New Zealand. One was in the mid 19th century when there was a gold rush. The Chinese came mainly from Guangdong Province, which is next to Fujian. After WWII, there was another wave of Chinese immigrants who were escaping the communist takeover of China.
Most of the Chinese migrants to New Zealand live near Auckland.
Chinese immigrants in New Zealand have a strong desire for education as a means toward economic advancement. They make sure their children get a good education. This often means they try to prepare their children for higher education even at an early age while the local New Zealanders are focusing their children on playful aspects of education.
There is a difference between the economic well-being of New Zealand born Chinese and the foreign-born Chinese. Those born in New Zealand have a much lower unemployment rate, and they earn even higher wages than the White population. Language skills probably account for some of this. The ethnic Chinese population, be they domestic or foreign born, tend to work in the food industry or retail trade.
The primary religion practiced by the Min Nan Chinese is ethnic religion. Ethnic religion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation or even betrayal. These beliefs are usually much weaker for those who have lived in the host country for at least a generation.
The Min Nan Chinese in New Zealand need a spiritual hunger that will give them the desire to seek and find the one who gives life to the full.
* Pray for Min Nan people to be able to find jobs in New Zealand where they can contribute to their host country and flourish economically.
* Pray for other Han Chinese groups in New Zealand to disciple those who are spiritually hungry in the ways of Jesus.
* Pray for a Disciple-Making movement among the Min Nan people to flourish in New Zealand.
|Profile Source: Keith Carey|
|People Name General||Han Chinese, Min Nan|
|People Name in Country||Han Chinese, Min Nan|
|Population in New Zealand||5,900|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Alternate Names||Amoy, Chaozhou, Fukien, Fukienese, Hainanese, Hokkien, Hoklo, Holo, Min Nan, Shanghainese, Southern Min, Taiwanese, Teochew, Totok|
|Primary Language||Chinese, Min Nan (5,900 speakers)|
|Language Code||nan Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Chinese, Min Nan
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1896-1974)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Amoy Bible|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||God's Story Video|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Chinese, Min Nan|
|Film / Video||Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)|
|Film / Video||Story of Hope (Indigitube.tv)|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: Chinese Union Version, Shangti Edition, Simplified|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: Chinese Union Version, Shen Edition, Simplified|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: Revised Chinese Union Version, Traditional|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: 新譯本（繁體字版）|
|Primary Religion:||Ethnic Religions|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent|
|Christianity (Evangelical 1.00 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|