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Lisu, Yobin in India

Lisu, Yobin

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3,000 Lisu Christianity 99.03 % Unknown   

Lisu, Yobin in India

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Introduction / History
The Lisu people in India are called Yobin.

The Yobin live in Vijoynagar circle (in Changlang District of Arunachal Pradesh state, India). In this circle (administrative unit below a district), there are 10 villages where Lisu people live: Dawodi, Hazolo, Pritnagar, Maludi, Gandhigram, Shidikhu, Sichoto, Mibodi, Ngwazakha, and Aguchi. Gandhigram is the largest village; other villages have fewer houses. Now about 100 persons are also residing in a nearby town called Miao, basically for education and businesses.

Access to these villages is limited. The villages are about 100-150 km from the nearest motorable roads, Miao town. People have to walk on foot this distance to purchase necessary items from towns. It takes 4 days of walk on foot! The other alternative route is through cargo flight. It just take an hour to fly into the village. The problem is, you never know when you get flight. You might get it in a week or a month. It depends, due to frequency of flights or weather etc.

Estimates of the Yobin population is about 1000 to 3000 people.

What are their lives like?
Most of the people live in villages, very few are employed in government offices. The place Yobin live is virtually all rural. People basically live on agricultural products. Rice, potato, maize are staple foods. Cabbage, cauliflower, beans are also cultivated. Each family has paddy field, gardens to plan vegetables or even jhum cultivation for additional food.

Yobin rear cows, buffalos, chicken, pigs for food. Buffalos are much more for farming the paddy fields. Pigs are main meat for festivals and marriages.

The Yobin observe several festivals, mostly Christian Good Friday, harvest, Christmas, New Years. Yobin celebrate Good Friday atleast 1 or 2 days. Harvest is for 2 days in October. Christmas celebrated for 3 days. On Christmas, Lisu Christians from all the villages come together in one village. Marriages are usually done in November and December. That is when harvest is completed, people are free from work, and the weather is dry which makes marriage preparations easier.

What are their beliefs?
Now almost all Yobin claim to be Christians. Some may never come to church, but they do not belong to another religion either.

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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:10 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:3,000
Largest States:
Arunachal Pradesh (3,000)
Total States on file:1
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Lisu, Yobin
People Name General: Lisu Yobin
Alternate People Names:
ChediChung
Flowery LisuKhae
LeisuLesuo
LisawLishu
Lowuu (Northern)Lusu
LutzuSouthern Lisu
White LisuYao Yen
Yaw YinYeme (Southern)
ROP3 Code: 105802
Joshua Project People ID: 13076
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 3,000
Population all Countries: 1,313,000
Least-Reached: No
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Tribal - Other
People Name General: Lisu Yobin
Ethnic Code: MSY50l
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Lisu (2,300 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): lis    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
English (200)Naga, Tangshang: Tangsa (200)
Assamese (100)Boro (90)
Adi (70)Bengali (60)
Total Languages: 7
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.33 % 
Christianity99.03 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.13 % 
Islam0.13 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.37 % 
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]   Evangelicals have a larger relative representation among all who claim to be Christians.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 6   Greater than or equal to 10% Evangelical
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1921-1950
New Testament:
1938-2009Audio
Complete Bible: 1968-1986
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 RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Lisu
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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