Han Chinese, Hakka in Canada


Population
5,700
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Hakka, although proud of their cultural differences, have never claimed to be non-Chinese. Many famous Chinese have been Hakka, including Deng Xiaoping, Lee Kwan Yew, and Hong Xiuquan (the leader of the Taiping Rebellion).

There is much speculation concerning the historical roots of the Hakka peoples. Some claim that they were the first Chinese people to arrive in China. Others claim that the Hakka are the descendants of the Xiongnu tribe. This much is agreed upon: At various stages between the fourth and thirteenth centuries AD, large numbers of people were forced to flee their homes in the war-torn Yellow River Valley to seek refuge in southern China. These war refugees came to be known as Kejia, a Hakka word meaning "strangers" or "guests." When the savage Mongol hordes swept across China in the thirteenth century, many Hakka fled to the south to escape the carnage.


Where Are they Located?

Today most of them are either in southern China or in Taiwan. A small number have migrated to Canada and other countries.


What Are Their Lives Like?

There is very little information about the Hakka people in Canada except that they run popular restaurants. Canadians love Hakka style Chinese cuisine.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Since the advent of communism most Hakka could accurately be described as nonreligious. Aspects of animism and shamanism are found among some of the more remote Hakka communities.


What Are Their Needs?

There are some believers among the Hakka people in Canada. They need to go to the others and share what Christ has done for them.


Prayer Points

* Pray for Bibles, the JESUS Film, and other Christian materials to find their way into Hakka homes in Canada.
* There are some Hakka believers in Canada. Pray that they will plant churches among other Hakka and Han Chinese people.
* Pray for a disciple-making movement among every Hakka people.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/12054/CA
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/12054/TW
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hakka_people
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taiwanese_Hakka
http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/index.php/issue/day/2007/07/07
http://www.blogto.com/toronto/the_best_hakka_restaurants_in_toronto/
http://www.foodnetwork.ca/shows/great-canadian-cookbook/photos/a-hakka-canadian-feast/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_Canadians


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Han Chinese, Hakka
People Name in Country Han Chinese, Hakka
Population in Canada 5,700
World Population 42,845,600
Total Countries 21
Indigenous No
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1 to 2
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Han Chinese, Hokka, Ke, Kechia, Kehia, Kejia, Kek, Khek, Majia, Totok, Xinmin
People ID 12054
ROP3 Code 103691

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language Chinese, Hakka (5,700 speakers)
Language Code hak   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Hakka
Dialect Code 340   Global Recordings Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Chinese, Hakka
Primary Language Chinese, Hakka (5,700 speakers)
Language Code hak   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Hakka
Dialect Code 340   Global Recordings Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Chinese, Hakka

Primary Language:  Chinese, Hakka

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1860-1995)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1883-1993)
Bible-Complete Yes   (1916)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Chinese, Hakka
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Chinese, Hakka
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: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
9.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 2.00 %)
2.10 %
Ethnic Religions
48.90 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
40.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source Anonymous 
Profile Source Keith Carey  
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