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Lalu, Xinping in China

Lalu, Xinping

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
50,000 Lalu, Eastern Ethnic Religions 0.50 % 0.30 % Not available Not available   

Lalu, Xinping in China

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Identity
The loconym Xinping has been added to this group to distinguish them from other Lalu and Laluo groups in southern China. The various Lalu peoples, although all officially counted as part of the Yi nationality, have little in common with each other except their names. Each group possesses distinct customs and languages. Jamin Pelkey has said about this group, "The Lalu have a strong sense of identity, and do not consider themselves to be part of the Yi nationality. For that matter, other peoples in Lalu regions do not consider the Lalu to be Yi either."

History
The Xinping Lalu are recognized as among the earliest inhabitants of the Ailao Mountains. For centuries they have been influenced by Han, Hani, and Hongjin Tai cultures more than by the Yi.

Customs
The Xinping Lalu greatly enjoy music. They love to get together and sing old traditional songs and play folk instruments. During the second lunar month of each year, on the day of the ox, the Xinping Lalu hold a singing competition. The victorious young man and girl are considered the most eligible marriage partners by the community. They will be greatly sought after by prospective suitors from that time on.

Religion
For generations the Lalu have been polytheists who worship many gods, ghosts, demons and disembodied spirits. They believe that when people die they will become either good or bad spirits, depending on their character while living.

Christianity
There is a church among the Hongjin Tai people in the Mosha District of Xinping County. This church uses the Tai language to worship, and some of the believers who are bilingual in Chinese are known to have taken the gospel to their Xinping Lalu neighbors. As a result, there are about 150 Christians among the Lalu in Xinping today, meeting in two churches. Kado and Biyo believers in Mojiang and Yuanjiang may have impacted the small number of Lalu living there. In 1998 gospel recordings in Xiaping Lalu language were produced for the first time.

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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:More than 38,000 Xinping Lalu are distributed throughout the soaring Ailao Mountain range in southern Yunnan Province. They are primarily found in the southwestern districts of Xinping County (28,700) and in the western districts of Zhenyuan County (8,000). A small number spill over into Mojiang (1,000) and Yuanjiang (400) counties.
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People Name in Country: Lalu, Xinping
People Name General: Lalu, Xinping
Alternate People Names:
Lalu
ROP3 Code: 114151
Joshua Project People ID: 18534
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 50,000
Population all Countries: 50,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Engagement Status:Unengaged (per Finishing the Task)
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Tibetan-Himalayan Peoples
People Cluster: Tibeto-Burman, other
People Name General: Lalu, Xinping
Ethnic Code: MSY50i
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Language
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Primary Language: Lalu, Eastern (50,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): yit    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.50 %(Evangelical: 0.30 %)
Ethnic Religions95.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious4.50 % 
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
Engagement Status:Unengaged (per Finishing the Task)
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: Questionable translation need
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
 
 
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