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Yamphu in Nepal

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
7,900 Yamphu Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % No No   

Yamphu in Nepal

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Introduction / History
This small tribe is defined by speaking the Yamphu language.

What are their lives like?
Mose Yamphu people live in the hills of Nepal and are subsistence farmers. They grow everything they need to eat and only buy oil, salt, and sugar as needed. Yamphu homes are made of wooden beams cut from trees in the forest. The beams are covered with mud and dung. Their rooftops are made of grass and tin. Yamphu homes are decorated with mud painted designs of white, red and black designs around the base of their homes.

What are their beliefs?
Yamphu people in Nepal mostly practice Buddhism. They try to gain knowledge to escape endless cycles of reincarnation based on their present life of sin balanced with good works. Buddhism allows people to mix Buddhist teachings with traditional religion. To most Buddhists, these practices have far less meaning than their traditional beliefs, which are usually animistic. They believe that evil spirits must be appeased through prayers, sacrifices and rituals.

What are their needs?
Audio Bible resources only exist in the Yamphu language, however, Yamphu people in Nepal remain unreached with the gospel. Who will go to them? Basic medical, educational and practical needs provide opportunities for believers to go to this people.

Prayer Points
Pray for opportunities for Global Recordings Network to provide the Yamphu people with audio Bible resources. Pray that Yamphu people will receive the gospel and discover the Lord who is their creator God and is able to answer their many prayers. Pray for a movement to Christ among the Yamphu people this decade.


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Country: Nepal
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:7,900
Largest Provinces:
Kosi (7,100)Mechi (700)
Bagmati (40)Sagarmatha (20)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Yamphu
People Name General: Yamphu
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 110965
Joshua Project People ID: 20751
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 7,900
Population all Countries: 7,900
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Tribal - other
People Name General: Yamphu
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Yamphu (6,800 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ybi    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Nepali (100)
Total Languages: 2
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Buddhism
Major Religions:
Buddhism92.07 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism3.89 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small4.04 % 
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
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: 2015-2017
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
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
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Yamphu in Nepal

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    South Asia Tribal - other     Asia, South    
      Yamphu Nepal    
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