Shaozhou Chinese in China


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Introduction / History

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 regarding 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 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.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Shaozhou are among the powerful Han Chinese peoples. They can be found in a variety of jobs and positions.


What Are Their Beliefs?

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


Prayer Points

Pray for a spiritual hunger that would lead the Shaozhou people to the only savior.
Pray for faithful intercessors and workers among them.
Pray for the authority of Christ to bind hindering spiritual forces to lead them from darkness to light.
Pray for signs and wonders to happen among them and for great breakthroughs with a rapid multiplication of disciples and house churches.


Scripture Prayers for the Han Chinese, Shaozhou in China.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Han Chinese, Shaozhou
People Name in Country Han Chinese, Shaozhou
Natural Name Shaozhou Chinese
Pronunciation SHAOW-zhoh
Alternate Names Shaozhou; Shaozhou Tuhua
Population this Country 669,000
Population all Countries 676,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 13
People ID 18743
ROP3 Code 114379
ROP25 Code 301734
ROP25 Name Chinese
Country China
Region Asia, Northeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 19  (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 19  (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 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 %
Primary Language Chinese, Min Nan (669,000 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 (669,000 speakers)
Language Code nan   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Chaozhou
Dialect Code 8848   Global Recordings Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Chinese, Min Nan
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Map Source Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source Joshua Project 
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