• PEOPLE NAME: HAINANESE-SPEAKING HAN CHINESE OF MALAYSIA

Affinity Group: EAP

Affinity Bloc: East Asian Peoples

People Cluster: Chinese

Language: Min Nan Chinese - (nan)

Alternate Name(s): Hainanese

Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions - Chinese Universalism / Folk

Country: Malaysia

Also found in: Singapore

Population: 70,500

Global Population: 220,500


PEID: 46595

ROP: 103690

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, No Active CP Activity


Overview: The Hainanese-speaking Han Chinese of Malaysia, numbering 70,500, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Chinese people cluster within the East Asian Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 220,500 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Min Nan Chinese. The primary religion practiced by the Hainanese-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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