• PEOPLE NAME: HEZHEN OF CHINA

Affinity Group: East Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Turkic Peoples

People Cluster: Altaic

Language: Mandarin Chinese - (cmn)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions - Chinese Universalism / Folk

Country: China

Also found in: Russia

Population: 6,600

Global Population: 18,600


PEID: 7186

ROP: 107064

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

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


Overview: The Hezhen of China, numbering 6,600, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Altaic people cluster within the Turkic Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 18,600 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Mandarin Chinese. The primary religion practiced by the Hezhen is Chinese folk religion, a complex mix of beliefs and practices that includes elements of Buddhism, Taoism and ancestor veneration.


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