Shaozhou Chinese in China

The Han Chinese, Shaozhou have only been reported in China
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Introduction

For centuries, the northern part of Guangdong Province has been a crossroad for migrating peoples. This has caused a wide range of influences on the local Shaozhou Han Chinese population, especially in regard to their language. Though this language in printed form is identical to other Han languages, its spoken form is far different. In general, Han Chinese peoples like the Shaozhou consider themselves culturally superior to the minority groups in China.

Many of these nearly one million people live in Guangzhou City, the primary trade route to mainland China. It is located on the Pearl River, and very close to Hong Kong, traditionally one of China’s key locations for trade.


Ministry Obstacles

Shaozhou people have a strong need to retain their distinct identity. This identity is wrapped in communist leaders and their traditional way of doing things. It is very difficult for outsiders to convince people like this that they lack the Savior.


Outreach Ideas

There are other Han Chinese peoples who have many Christ followers. They might be able to get through to the Shaozhou people.


Pray for the Followers of Christ


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for a disciple making movement to spread far and wide among them this decade.
Pray for a spiritual hunger that will lead the Shaozhou people to the only Savior.
Pray for intercessors and workers among them.


Scripture Prayers for the Han Chinese, Shaozhou in China.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2007-07-17
Global Prayer Digest: 2013-04-30
People Name General Han Chinese, Shaozhou
People Name in Country Han Chinese, Shaozhou
Pronunciation Shaow-joe
Natural Name Shaozhou Chinese
World Population 1,098,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 22
Alternate Names Shaozhou; Shaozhou Tuhua
People ID 18743
ROP3 Code 114379
Country China
Region Asia, Northeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 23  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Approximately 930,000 speakers of Shaozhou Tuhua - or "Shaozhou native speech" - live in northern Guangdong Province, and possibly in the adjacent areas of Hunan and Jiangxi. The Shaozhou are spread across eight counties of northern Guangdong: Lianxian, Liannan, Lechang, Ruyuan, Qujiang, Shaoguan, Renhua, and Nanxiong.   Source:  Operation China, 2000
Country China
Region Asia, Northeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 23  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Approximately 930,000 speakers of Shaozhou Tuhua - or "Shaozhou native speech" - live in northern Guangdong Province, and possibly in the adjacent areas of Hunan and Jiangxi. The Shaozhou are spread across eight counties of northern Guangdong: Lianxian, Liannan, Lechang, Ruyuan, Qujiang, Shaoguan, Renhua, and Nanxiong..   Source:  Operation China, 2000
Primary Language Chinese, Min Nan (1,098,000 speakers)
Language Code nan   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Chaozhou
Dialect Code 8848   Global Recordings Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Chinese, Min Nan (1,098,000 speakers)
Language Code nan   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Chaozhou
Dialect Code 8848   Global Recordings Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Chinese, Min Nan

Primary Language:  Chinese, Min Nan

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1875-1916)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1896-1974)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1922-1996)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
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 Gimchua's Family (EngSub)
Film / Video Gimchua's Family (HanSub)
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
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: Non-Religious
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
25.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.05 %)
1.20 %
Ethnic Religions
35.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
38.80 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
87.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
1.0 %
Protestant
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
12.0 %
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2020  Operation China, Asia Harvest  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Map Source Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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