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Phowa, Labo in China



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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
21,000 Phowa, Labo Ethnic Religions 0.40 % 0.20 % Not available Not available   

Phowa, Labo in China

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Introduction / History
The Phula live in Vietnam and in China. They speak a Tibeto Burmese language.

In Vietnam the Phula hunt and weave cloth. They also do basket work. They eat rice in their main meals, usually twice a day.

The Phula live in Ha Giang and other provinces of Vietnam. Some of them live in stilt houses and some in houses on the ground. Neighbors help each other when it is time for the harvest.

The Phula are allowed to have pre-marital relations. They have engagement and wedding ceremonies and marriage customs. Women give birth while seated and sleep on a straw mat. The Phula have name giving ceremonies and rituals for funerals. They have festivals.

The Phula pray to male ancestors for good health and to female ancestors for abundant crop yields. Those people who specialize in rituals play an important part with the Phula in their lives. The Han language is used also by some of the Phula groups.

The Phula like folk literature and dancing. They like to play the trumpet and the drums. This may be an opportunity for them to be befriended by musically minded Christians here.

Prayer Points
* Pray that the Phula instead of ancestor worship will come to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that Vietnamese and Chinese Christians will give the Phula the gospel message leading them to Salvation in these two countries.
* Pray for translation of the Bible to begin in this people group's primary language.
* Pray for the availability of the Jesus Film in the primary language of this people.
* Pray for Gospel messages to become available in audio format for this people group.

References
http://vietnam-culture.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/Phula%20ethnic%20group

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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
Location in Country:Yunnan province: central, north-central and southeast Kaiyuan county, west Beige township; Laozhai, Lebaidao, Mazheshao, Yanggai, and Zhongheying townships.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
   
 
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People Name in Country: Phowa, Labo
People Name General: Phowa, Labo
Alternate People Names:
AsaheiphoAsahopho
EkhephoLabopho
PhoPhula
White PhuZemapho
ROP3 Code: 116903
Joshua Project People ID: 20609
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 21,000
Population all Countries: 21,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Tibetan-Himalayan Peoples
People Cluster: Tibeto-Burman, other
People Name General: Phowa, Labo
Ethnic Code: MSY50
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Language
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Primary Language: Phowa, Labo (21,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ypb    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.40 %(Evangelical: 0.20 %)
Ethnic Religions99.60 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
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
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: Help start a Bible Translation
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
None Reported
 
 
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