• PEOPLE NAME: CANTONESE-SPEAKING HAN CHINESE OF MALAYSIA

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PEID: 46594

ROP: 103701

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Affinity Group: East Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: East Asian Peoples

People Cluster: Chinese

Language: Yue Chinese - (yue)

Alternate Name(s): Cantonese

Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions - Chinese Universalism / Folk

Country: Malaysia

Also found in: Argentina; Belgium; Brunei; Canada; Chile; China; Curacao; Dominican Republic; Ecuador; Guyana; Haiti; Honduras; Japan; Laos; Mauritius; Panama; Peru; Reunion; Singapore; Suriname; Trinidad and Tobago; United Kingdom; United States; Venezuela; Vietnam; Zimbabwe

Population: 1,640,000

Global Population: 68,834,925


PEID: 46594

ROP: 103701

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, Concentrated CP Activity


Overview: The Cantonese-speaking Han Chinese of Malaysia, numbering 1,640,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Chinese people cluster within the East Asian Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 68,834,925 in 27 countries. Their primary language is Yue Chinese. The primary religion practiced by the Cantonese-speaking Han Chinese is Chinese folk religion, a complex mix of beliefs and practices that includes elements of Buddhism, Taoism and ancestor veneration.


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