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Iu Mien in Denmark

Iu Mien

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
8,100 Iu Mien Ethnic Religions 0.70 % 0.60 %   

Iu Mien in Denmark

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Introduction / History
The Iu Mien have a long history of fleeing oppression. This explains why the Chinese sometimes call them the Guoshan (Crossing the Mountains) Yao. Linguist Herbert Purnell explains, "The Iu Mien have been profoundly influenced by the Chinese over many centuries of contact. Perhaps the most significant development from these contacts has been the evolution and preservation of Taoist rituals written in Chinese characters. The Iu Mien have therefore possessed for several centuries what many other Asian peoples only dream of—an extensive written literature."

Where are they located?
The Iu Mien originated in China, but some were hired to help the French, and later the Americans, in their efforts to defeat the communists in Laos and Vietnam. After the communists took over Vietnam in 1975, many fled to the Unites States, though a smaller number took refuge in other western nations like Denmark.

What are their lives like?
The Iu Mien people are very family oriented, so it must be very difficult when some family members manage to go to Denmark while others remain in Asia. Many of their community and spiritual leaders did not come with the Iu Mien who migrated to Denmark. Most of them arrived in Denmark in the late 70s and early 80s, so many of the next generation is more Danish than Iu Mien.

What are their beliefs?
The Iu Mien are Taoist who also worship their ancestors. They believe Pan created the heavens and the earth. After the death of King Pan the feudal court allowed his descendants to worship and make a picture of him with human features.

What are their needs?
The Iu Mien need an identity. Their culture is largely shattered. Without a firm identity, people tend to wander into destructive behaviors.

Prayer Points
* Pray for believers to help the Iu Mien to put their identity in Christ, the one who came to give us life to the full.
* Pray for the Iu Mien people to re-discover their culture, but allow it to be redeemed by the teachings of Jesus.
* Pray for Christian materials that are in the Iu Mien language to be eagerly embraced.
* Pray for a disciple making movement among the Iu Mien that will affect their people no matter where they now live.

References
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/12289/DA
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/12289/CH
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iu_Mien_people
http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/index.php/issue/day/2009/06/04
http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/index.php/issue/day/2008/07/15
http://articles.latimes.com/2013/mar/23/local/la-me-mien-dictionary-20130324
http://wildflowers.org/wordpress/wp-content/themes/wild2013/pdf/Resiliency_and_Self-Sustainability_of_the_Lao_Iu_Mien_Community.pdf

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Country: Denmark
Continent: Europe
Region: Europe, Western
10/40 Window: No
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Iu Mien
People Name General: Iu Mien
Alternate People Names:
DaoGuangxi-Yunnan
GuoshanGuoshan Yao
Highland YaoMan
MianMien
MyenPan Yao
YaoYiu Mien
YoumianYumian
ROP3 Code: 104117
Joshua Project People ID: 12289
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 8,100
Population all Countries: 1,676,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Southeast Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Yao-Mien
People Name General: Iu Mien
Ethnic Code: MSY47b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Iu Mien (8,100 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ium    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.70 %(Evangelical: 0.60 %)
Ethnic Religions94.30 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious5.00 % 
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: 1932-1996
New Testament:
1975-1991Audio
Complete Bible: 2008
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)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Iu Mien
Text / Printed MatterBible: Mien Bible (Lao Script)
Text / Printed MatterBible: Mien Bible (New Roman Script)
Text / Printed MatterBible: Mien Bible (Old Roman Script Scri ...
Text / Printed MatterBible: Mien Bible (Thai Script)
 
 
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Iu Mien in Denmark

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