Chinese, general in Angola


Population
295,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

In the last couple of decades thousands of construction workers, engineers, doctors, cooks, and petroleum engineers have migrated from China to Angola. Current estimates are 258,000 Chinese living in Angola. They are extracting oil and developing Angola's damaged infrastructure after many years of war. Angola is China's largest supplier of oil, according to a BBC News article. The Chinese companies are using local materials, but hiring Chinese people from the Peoples Republic of China (PRC), so this is not providing jobs for the Angolans. The Angolans resent this situation, especially since it causes higher prices for average people.


Where Are they Located?

The Chinese workers are located all over the country, but specifically in the northern oilfields. They live in separate compounds. Many live in the city of Luanda in the northern part of Angola.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Chinese have a strong work ethic, and they work long, hard hours in their new environment. They are in Angola temporarily on work visas. Unfortunately, there has been much crime against Chinese citizens including kidnappings by armed gangs. Some Chinese citizens have contacted yellow fever before traveling home. These unresolved issues have made the Chinese weary of living in Angola and many have left.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Most of the Chinese in Angola are secular in their mindset, though some worship their ancestors and look to them for their needs to be met.


What Are Their Needs?

There are clear barriers of language and culture between the Chinese and the local population. Chinese workers also live separately from Angolans in specially-built compounds. Many hoped that they would transfer their skills to Angolans starved of education and training by the war years, but this has not happened.


Prayer Points

* Pray for more tolerant attitude and closer working relations between the Chinese and the Angolans.
* Pray that the secularized Chinese will have the chance to hear and respond to the gospel in the more religiously tolerant Angola.
* Pray that Angolan evangelicals will use the many available Christian media resources to witness to the Chinese visitors.


References

(Written by Allan Starling of GRN)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_people_in_Angola
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/12051/CH
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/shared/spl/hi/picture_gallery/07/africa_china_in_angola/html/1.stm
http://www.wsj.com/articles/angolas-boom-fueled-by-china-goes-bust-1446072930
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-angola-china-insight-idUSKCN0PJ1LT20150709
http://www.reuters.com/article/angola-oil-finance-idUSL5N16H3EV


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2015-01-12
People Name General Chinese, general
People Name in Country Chinese, general
Population in Angola 295,000
World Population 8,833,200
Total Countries 52
Indigenous No
Unreached Yes
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names
People ID 19206
ROP3 Code 115066

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Primary Language Chinese, Mandarin (295,000 speakers)
Language Code cmn   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Primary Dialect Xinan Guanhua
Dialect Code 8839   Global Recordings Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Chinese, Mandarin
Primary Language Chinese, Mandarin (295,000 speakers)
Language Code cmn   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Xinan Guanhua
Dialect Code 8839   Global Recordings Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Chinese, Mandarin

Primary Language:  Chinese, Mandarin

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1864-1986)
New Testament Yes   (1857-1981)
Complete Bible Yes   (1874-1983)
Audio Bible 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 Christ for the Nations
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Simplified (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 Changed Lives (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Creation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Fathers Love Letter
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus film
Film / Video Light of Revelation (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Open the Doors See the Mountains (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Path to Truth and Life (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Story of Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Primary Religion: Non-Religious
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
40.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.70 %)
1.05 %
Ethnic Religions
15.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
43.95 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
40.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
5.0 %
Roman Catholic
55.0 %
Photo Source Ming Xia   Creative Commons  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
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