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Hmong Njua in China

Hmong Njua

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
54,000 Hmong Njua Ethnic Religions 1.20 % 0.95 % Not available   

Hmong Njua in China

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Identity
The Hmong Njua are not the same ethnic group, nor do they speak the same language as the identically named Hmong in Thailand, Vietnam, and Laos. In their language, the same word is used for both green and blue. For this reason, the Green Hmong have been listed as Blue Hmong in many publications. In an attempt to simplify the situation some scholars have listed them by their autonym, Hmong Njua. Chinese sources use the names Qing Miao or Lu Miao to describe this group. Hmong Njua women's clothing in China is very similar to the clothing of the Hmong Leng group. In Vietnam, however, the Hmong Njua clothing style is very different. "All the clothing is made from heavily indigo-dyed hemp cloth with no embroidery. Both women and men wear knee-length trousers and a long jacket ... because of cold weather in Sa Pa."

History
As a result of the numerous wars waged against the Hmong during the Qing Dynasty, most of the survivors "dispersed in several directions." The Hmong in Vietnam and Laos migrated from China at the end of the 1700s and the beginning of the 1800s. "Due to geographical separation ... the two Hmong Njua groups [China and Vietnam] have no extensive sociocultural contact and do not consider each other to belong to the same group."

Customs
There are several ways for young Hmong Njua to show their admiration for each other. In some areas, lovers give each other fruit tree saplings which they plant together. For years to come they go into the woods together and tend to their growing trees. Some crops harvested in southern Yunnan include sugarcane, tea, hemp, cotton, and maize.

Religion
Most Hmong Njua are animists. They are susceptible to being deceived by strong influential figures. One of their legends tells of a Hmong savior who will come and lead them into their own land where they will be left alone in peace. In recent years thousands of Hmong in Vietnam have followed a miracle-working leader who claims to be the Hmong savior.

Christianity
Although there are large Christian communities among the Hmong Njua in Vietnam, their counterparts in China are an unreached people group. More than half have yet to receive a clear presentation of the gospel. The Jesus film is available in "Blue Miao" - the only translation completed in any Miao/Hmong language. Most Hmong Njua in China are able to understand it, depending on the amount of contact they have had with their Hmong Daw neighbors. Many Hmong Njua can also understand the Hmong Daw gospel radio programs.

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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:Approximately 40,000 Hmong Njua live in Malipo and Maguan counties in Wenshan Prefecture, in the southeastern part of Yunnan Province. Small numbers of Hmong Njua are also located near Sa Pa in northern Vietnam.
(Source: Operation China, 2000)
   
 
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People Name in Country: Hmong Njua
People Name General: Hmong Njua
Alternate People Names:
Black MeoBlue Meo
Blue MiaoFlowery Meo
Green MiaoH'mông (Mèo)
Hmong Njua, (green)Hmong-Lao
Lu MiaoMiao
Miao ChuanMiao Hwa
Miao, GreenMiao, Southern Hua
Qing MiaoWhite Meo
ROP3 Code: 114106
Joshua Project People ID: 18495
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 54,000
Population all Countries: 750,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Southeast Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Miao / Hmong
People Name General: Hmong Njua
Ethnic Code: MSY47a
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Language
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Primary Language: Hmong Njua (54,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): hnj    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity1.20 %(Evangelical: 0.95 %)
Ethnic Religions94.80 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious4.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent100.00 %
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: Yes
New Testament:
YesAudio
Complete Bible: 2011
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Text / Printed MatterBible: The Holy Bible - Blue Hmong Stand ...
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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