Mandarin Chinese in Bangladesh


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest Bangladesh census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The Han Chinese are the largest ethnic group in the world. Many have immigrated to other countries, and today they reside in nearly every nation of the world. Most Chinese expatriates in Bangladesh are based in Dhaka and Chittagong and consist largely of diplomats or employees of foreign companies.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Chinese food enjoys large popularity and is widespread in Bangladesh, with there even being Bangladeshi-style Chinese cuisine. Chinese women successfully run well-patronized beauty parlors. On a local level the Chinese celebrate social and cultural events such as the Mid-Autumn Festival and Chinese New Year. There is also a Bangladesh-China People's Friendship Association (BCPFA), which has been active since 1986.
The Han Chinese have maintained their language to varying degrees. They also continue living by their traditional customs, especially those regarding marriage and the family. One of the primary reasons they have kept their own language and customs is because they have a deeply-ingrained belief in the superiority of their culture.
Han Chinese children are pushed to do well in school and are given much time to devote to their studies. The Han Chinese will go to great lengths to avoid disputes, but once a conflict begins it is very difficult to stop because the Chinese place a high value on "saving face."


What Are Their Beliefs?

Having grown up with communism, many Han Chinese are atheist, but many embrace traditional Chinese religion characterized by a blending of Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism. Chinese communities remain largely unreached with the gospel.


What Are Their Needs?

The Han Chinese are tied to things of the earth, but many evangelistic tools are available in their language. These precious people need caring Christians to introduce them to the One who can truly set them free.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Han Chinese, Mandarin in Bangladesh.

Pray that the Lord will grant favor to the mission agencies that are focusing on the Diaspora Han Chinese.
Ask the Holy Spirit to soften the hearts of the Han Chinese towards the gospel message.
Pray that Han Chinese believers will begin to share the love of Jesus with their own people.
Pray that Christian broadcasts, evangelical literature, and the JESUS Film will be widely distributed to the Diaspora Han Chinese in Bangladesh.
Ask God to use Christian businessmen to boldly share the Good News with the Han Chinese.
Ask the Lord to raise up a church planting movement among the Diaspora Han Chinese.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Han profile for Children and Family Missions Activities
People Name General Han Chinese, Mandarin
People Name in Country Han Chinese, Mandarin
Natural Name Mandarin Chinese
Population this Country 6,900
Population all Countries 885,311,000
Total Countries 55
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Beijinghua; Cantonese; Chinese; Chinese, Mandarin; Guanhua; Guoyu; Han Chinese; Hoa (Hán); Hoton; Huizui; Kreol; Pei; Potinhua; Qotong; Shanghainese; Totok; Yueh; हाँ चाइनीस, मंदरिन
People ID 12051
ROP3 Code 103686
Country Bangladesh
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 31  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 6
Largest States
Dhaka
2,900
Chittagong
1,300
Sylhet
1,000
Rangpur
800
Rajshahi
700
Khulna
300
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Bangladesh
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 31  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 6
  Dhaka 2,900
  Chittagong 1,300
  Sylhet 1,000
  Rangpur 800
  Rajshahi 700
  Khulna 300
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Chinese, Mandarin (6,900 speakers)
Language Code cmn   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Chinese, Mandarin (6,900 speakers)
Language Code cmn   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Chinese, Mandarin

Primary Language:  Chinese, Mandarin

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1864-1986)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1857-1981)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1823-2018)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Christ for the Nations
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Traditional (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Creation to Christ
Film / Video Father's Love Letter
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus film: view in Mandarin Chinese
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Got Questions Ministry
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
76.64 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
23.36 %
* From latest Bangladesh census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Cadfael1979  Creative Commons 
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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