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Lahaula in India

Lahaula

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
3,000 Tinani Hinduism 0.21 % Unknown No No   

Lahaula in India

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Identity
The Lahaula or Lahuli Tinan - who are counted under the Tibetan nationality in China - are also known as Bhotia. The term Bhotia refers to people of Tibetan stock in general. The name Lahuli is also a generic term used to describe the inhabitants of the Lahul District, which was formerly controlled by the British. A 1922 missionary survey explained, "The name Tibet is unknown in the country itself, having been given to it by the Turks and Persians. Its true name is Bod or Bodyu, ie. Bodland, the original name of the inhabitants being Bodpa. Little Tibet, to the west of Tibet proper, consists of Lahoul and Spiti, which belong to England."

History
The Lahuli region was part of the Ladakhi Kingdom in the tenth century. Border clashes in the area in the 1950s and 1960s resulted in the Chinese seizing a large tract of land from India. The region, which is home to the Lahuli people, is called Aksai Chin.

Customs
Lahuli men are skillful merchants and traders. Lahuli women are known for their independence. "Since their husbands are usually off on trading expeditions, the women feel free to take more than one husband. The men trade salt, grain and wool to other people in the Himalayan region and in the process sometimes become quite wealthy."

Religion
The strength of Tibetan Buddhism in northern India depends to a great extent on the prosperity and generosity of the Lahuli Tinan. "They, in turn, feel spiritually secure because of the religious merit they gain by dispensing charity and generously supporting the temples."

Christianity
There are a handful of Lahuli Tinan believers in India, but none are known on the Tibetan side of the border. Few have ever heard of Jesus Christ. Mission work in Lahul began after Karl Gutzlaff challenged the Moravians to begin a mission in Tibet. "The first missionaries, A. W. Heyde and E. Pagell, settled down in Kyelang, a Tibetan village in the province of Lahul."

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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:
Himachal Pradesh (2,900)Chandigarh (20)
Total States on file:2
Location in Country:Central Himalayas, on both sides of India - China border
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Lahaula
People Name General: Lahaula
Alternate People Names:
BhotBhotia of Lahui
BodhGondhia
GondiaLahula
LahuliLahuli Tinan
RangloiStod
TeenanTinani
Todलाहौला
ROP3 Code: 114148
Joshua Project People ID: 18532
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 3,000
Population all Countries: 6,200
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Tribal - Other
People Name General: Lahaula
Ethnic Code: MSY50r
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Language
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Primary Language: Tinani (1,700 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): lbf    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Pattani (600)Hindi (300)
Bhattiyali (200)Kangri (70)
Kinnauri (50)Tibetan, Central (30)
Sikkimese (20)Naga, Liangmai (Unknown)
Nepali (Unknown)Punjabi, Eastern (Unknown)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 13
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism48.31 % 
Christianity0.21 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism50.79 % 
Islam0.28 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.14 % 
Unknown0.28 % 
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
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: 1908-1915
New Testament:
2017
Complete Bible: None Reported
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 RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
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Text / Printed MatterBible
 
 
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