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Byansi in India

Byansi

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
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Byansi in India

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Introduction / History
Isolated, hard to get to, and hard to talk with. These words describe the Byansi (aka, Humla) people of India and Nepal.

Where are they located?
The Byansi people live in India and Nepal.

What are their lives like?
This people group has a developed language called Humla, while the ability to read or write in Nepali or other languages is weak. However, they speak a form of Tibetan that is somewhat similar to other Tibetan languages in Nepal. The Humla are proud of their culture, community, and language, and they want to remain different than their neighbors. This is a factor that potential church planters will need to consider.

What are their beliefs?
The Byansi people practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. There are many forms of Hinduism, each with its own deities and beliefs. At the popular level, Hindus worship and serve the gods whom they believe will give them favor and protection, much like a business transaction. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews. Other Hindus are far more philosophical in their spiritual practices. Most of these are part of higher castes, especially the Brahmans.

The main yearly holidays which almost all Hindu communities celebrate are Holi, the festival of colors and the start of spring / Diwali, the festival of lights / Navratri, the celebration of autumn / and Rama Navami, Rama's birthday.

What are their needs?
This people group needs to have a relationship with the God who gave them life and created the beautiful mountains they see every day.

Prayer Points
* Pray for His kingdom to come and His will to be done among the Byansi people.
* Pray for a movement of Byansi households to study the Bible and accept the blessings of Christ.
* Pray for a spiritual hunger that will drive the Byansi people to the arms of Jesus.
* Pray for workers who are filled with the fruit and the power of the Holy Spirit to go to the Byansi people.

References
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/19335/NP
https://www.recordnepal.com/wire/the-mountain-people-of-northern-humla/
https://www.colorado.edu/tibethimalayainitiative/2016/10/16/humla-western-nepal
https://www.greathimalayatrails.com/destinations/humla/

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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:900
Largest States:
Uttarakhand (900)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Byansi
People Name General: Byansi
Alternate People Names:
Byangsiब्यानसी
ROP3 Code: 101831
Joshua Project People ID: 19335
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 900
Population all Countries: 5,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
People Name General: Byansi
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Nepali (500 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): npi    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Byangsi (300)Hindi (80)
Total Languages: 3
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism1.98 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism98.02 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
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: 1850-1961
New Testament:
1821-2010Audio
Complete Bible: 1914-2012
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
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 / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Nepali
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoNew Way (Naya Goreto)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app as APK file fro ...
Text / Printed MatterBible: Comic Book Version (SuperBible)
Text / Printed MatterBible: नेपाली - Nepali
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed MatterThe Ancient Path (Nepali)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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Byansi in India

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