Han Chinese, Hainanese in Thailand


Population
8,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

The Chinese Thai of Thailand identify mostly as Thai, and if asked will usually respond that they are Thai. The Chinese Thai are the most integrated Chinese population in any country. They are people of full or partial Chinese ancestry and most of them trace their ancestry to the Guangdong Province. Up to 40% of Thai have some Chinese ancestry due to much intermarrying over the past 200 years. Many Chinese Thai are involved in business, politics and finance. The Thai Chinese control 80% of the Thai economy and many Parliament members are of Chinese descent. Their main religion is Theravada Buddhism often syncretized with Chinese folk religion. Many Chinese Thai will have Chinese shrines in their homes and will celebrate Chinese festivals. Often they will speak a dialect of Chinese in their homes


Ministry Obstacles

Missionaries have worked in Thailand for well over 100 years; however, few have accepted Christ as their Savior. Thais are strongly patriotic and associate being Thai as being Buddhist which makes it difficult for them to become Christians. Buddhists do not believe in a creator or even in a divine god. Due to their belief in reincarnation, they may see Jesus being crucified due to some bad behavior in a previous life.


Outreach Ideas

Perhaps Christian business owners may live among the Chinese Thai running successful businesses while living in a Christ-glorifying way. The Lord can open the eyes of Chinese Thai to the truth of Jesus Christ.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are a small percentage of Christians amongst the Thai. Pray that these believers will live an obedient, vibrant walk with Christ. Pray they will share their faith passionately but humbly with their neighbors, family members and co-workers.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray that God will open the eyes of Chinese Thai to the truth of a creator God, of mankind’s sin and need for the Savior Jesus Christ.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Han Chinese, Hainanese
People Name in Country Han Chinese, Hainanese
Population in Thailand 8,000
World Population 6,408,000
Total Countries 5
Indigenous No
Least-Reached No
Progress Scale 4
Alternate Names Chinese Qiongwen, Hainan Chinese, Hainanese, Qiongwen
People ID 12053
Country Thailand
Region Southeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Cities.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Country Thailand
Region Southeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Cities.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Primary Language: Chinese, Min Nan (8,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: nan   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Primary Dialect: Hokkien
Dialect Code: 6466   Global Recordings Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Chinese, Min Nan (8,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: nan   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect: Hokkien
Dialect Code: 6466   Global Recordings Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Chinese, Min Nan

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1875-1916)
New Testament Yes   (1896-1974)
Complete Bible Yes   (1884-1933)
Audio Bible Online
 
Possible Print Bibles
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World Bibles
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 My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Hope (Indigitube.tv)
General Four Spiritual Laws
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Chinese Union Version, Shangti Edition, Simplified
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Chinese Union Version, Shangti Edition, Simplified
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Chinese Union Version, Shen 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: Buddhism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
43.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 3.00 %)
6.00 %
Ethnic Religions
35.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
2.00 %
Non-Religious
14.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
52.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
28.0 %
Roman Catholic
20.0 %
Photo Source: Operation China, Paul Hattaway   Copyrighted ©   Used with permission
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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