Chinese in Kenya


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Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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Introduction / History

Most Chinese came to live in Kenya at the end of the last century and early this century. Most of them live in Nairobi near the Chinese embassy. Chinese also live in the second largest Kenyan city of Mombasa. They speak Mandarin Chinese.


What Are Their Lives Like?

In Kenya there is a Chinese community school. The Kenyan Broadcasting Corporation broadcasts Chinese radio and television. There are many Chinese restaurants in Nairobi. Chinese have import/export businesses in Kenya. Some have clothing factories. There are difficulties between Chinese and Kenyan workers. While there is respect for Chinese engineers building roads and buildings, in the remote regions of Kenya Chinese engineers are in danger of being attacked by local Kenyans.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Chinese have been influenced by Buddhism, Daoism, and Confucianism throughout their long history. They also have their own practices, which often involve appeasing the spirits of their ancestors. Since the advent of communism in 1949, religion has been weakened, and some are non-religious.


What Are Their Needs?

The Chinese people in Kenya need both physical and spiritual protection. They look to the spirit world to protect them, but they need Almighty God instead.


Prayer Points

Pray for the safety of the Chinese workers. Pray that Kenyan Christians will lead the Chinese to salvation in Christ alone. Pray for the Lord to show himself powerful and loving to these Chinese people.


Scripture Prayers for the Chinese, general in Kenya.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Chinese, general
People Name in Country Chinese, general
Natural Name Chinese
Pronunciation chai-NEEZ
Population this Country 35,000
Population all Countries 15,813,000
Total Countries 63
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names चाइनीस, जनरल
People ID 19206
ROP3 Code 115066
Country Kenya
Region Africa, East and Southern
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country Kenya
Region Africa, East and Southern
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked

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Primary Language Chinese, Mandarin (35,000 speakers)
Language Code cmn   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Chinese, Mandarin (35,000 speakers)
Language Code cmn   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Chinese, Mandarin

Primary Language:  Chinese, Mandarin

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1864-1986)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1857-1981)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1874-2018)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings Christ for the Nations
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Creation to Christ
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus film: view in Mandarin Chinese
Film / Video Love letter to you from scripture
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
Primary Religion: Non-Religious
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.00 %)
4.00 %
Ethnic Religions
15.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
81.00 %
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 Ming Xia - Flickr  Creative Commons 
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more