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Ladakhi in China

Ladakhi

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
3,400 Ladakhi Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % Not available   

Ladakhi in China

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Identity
The Ladakhi are a Tibetan group, but they have major linguistic and historical differences from their counterparts in Tibet. The closely related Nubra people group are also found in China.

History
Leh, the capital of Ladakh, was the home of an independent Ladakhi monarchy for a thousand years. Today a Ladakhi royal family still exists in Leh, but their influence has been merely symbolic since the independence of India in 1947. The Ladakhi royal family trace their lineage back to the legendary King Nya Tri Tsanpo who ruled in the third century BC.

Customs
Life for the Ladakhi is hard. Hidden away in the highest mountains in the world, the region sees little rainfall - no more than three inches per year. Farmers rely on melted snow to water their crops. Winter temperatures remain constant at minus 30C (-22F).

Religion
The Ladakhi share the beliefs of their Tibetan neighbors. Tibetan Buddhism, mixed with images of ferocious demons from the pre-Buddhist Bon religion, has been the stronghold in Ladakh for more than a thousand years. Traces of influence from the dark, distant past are found in the demonic masks and reenactments of human sacrifices that make up their festivals. The Ladakhi believe hell is a miserably cold place.

Christianity
The first Christians to the Ladakhi were probably Nestorian traders in the eighth century. Georgian crosses have been found inscribed on boulders in Ladakh. In 1642 a Portuguese priest, Antonio de Andrade, established a base near present-day Zanda. The mission was torn down soon after by the king of Ladakh. The Moravians commenced work in Ladakh in 1856 and by 1922 numbered 158 converts. They reported, "There is no very active opposition to Christian work. ... The people are very willing to accept anything we can give them in the way of medicine, education, or even Scriptures and religious tracts." Although the Moravians are still working among the Ladakhi in India, there are no known Christians among the small number of Ladakhi in Tibet.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2007-08-22
Global Prayer Digest: 2010-08-06
 
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The Ladakhi
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Country: China
Continent: Asia
Region: Northeast Asia
Persecution Rank:39 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Total Provinces on file:1
Location in Country:The Global Evangelization Movement lists a 1995 population of 2,445 Ladakhi in Tibet. Their inclusion in China was unplanned and outside of their control. Before 1949 all Ladakhi lived in India. The Chinese invaded northern Ladakh in 1949, annexing 38,000 square kilometers (14,820 sq. mi.) of the Aksai Chin region in remote Himalayan territory. Those mountain passes near the China-India border have claimed the lives of many men and beasts. Bleached human and animal bones mark the trail like signposts at regular intervals. Approximately 100,000 Ladakhi live on the Indian side of the border. The Aksai Chin area is so remote that the Indian government did not discover the Chinese had constructed a road there until two years after it was completed.
(Source: Operation China, 2000)
   
 
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People Name in Country: Ladakhi
People Name General: Ladakhi
Alternate People Names:
BudhiHanu
KaixienLadahk
LadakLadakh
LadaphiLadhakhi
LadwagsLeh
LodakLodokhi
MangrikMon
Moravian Christianलड़ाखी (क्रिस्चियन ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 105559
Joshua Project People ID: 12939
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 3,400
Population all Countries: 3,700
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Tibetan-Himalayan Peoples
People Cluster: Tibeto-Burman, other
People Name General: Ladakhi
Ethnic Code: MSY50r
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Language
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Primary Language: Ladakhi
Language Code (ISO): lbj    Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect:Shamma
Dialect Code:12659
Secondary Languages:
Changthang (Unknown)
Total Languages: 2
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Buddhism
Religion Sub-division:Tibetan
Major Religions:
Buddhism80.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions19.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious1.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
GSEC Status:Level 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1904-1919
New Testament:
Yes
Complete Bible: 1948
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories in Ladakhi
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Ladakhi
Text / Printed MatterLadakhi Scripture downloads, and other r ...
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
 
 
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