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Lohorung in Nepal

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
1,400 Yamphu, Southern Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % No No   

Lohorung in Nepal

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Introduction / History
We did not find information about the history of Lohorung people in Nepal.

What are their lives like?
The Yamphu language is becoming extinct because of caste practices, marriage, migration, and English being taught in primary grades.

What are their beliefs?
Yohrung people in Nepal practice the Hindu religion. Hinduism is a catch-all phrase for the local religions of South Asia, so it is very diverse. At the popular level Hindus worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. They visit Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers, and incense to their gods hoping to gather protection and benefits. They do not have a person or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews.

What are their needs?
No Bible resources exist in the Yamphu language. However, complete resources exist in Nepali, the second language of Lohorung people in Nepal. Who will take Nepali resources to these spiritually needy people? Lohrung people in Nepal live day to day with no knowledge of Jesus and the provision made for the penalty of their sins. They live in constant fear about their eternal welfare.

Prayer Points
Pray that Lohorung people in Nepal, especially elders, will become more open to learning Nepali, and that young Lohorung people will be more open to learning their ancient language to appreciate and respect their elders. Pray that Bible resources will be translated into Yamphu, so that elders who do not know Nepali can understand Almighty God's love for them.


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Global Prayer Digest: 2016-08-07
Global Prayer Digest: 2018-08-23
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Country: Nepal
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:1,400
Largest Provinces:
Kosi (1,200)Mechi (200)
Bagmati (30)Lumbini (20)
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Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Lohorung
People Name General: Lohorung
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 105824
Joshua Project People ID: 20777
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 1,400
Population all Countries: 1,400
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
People Name General: Lohorung
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Yamphu, Southern (1,400 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): lrr    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism88.85 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small11.15 % 
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: Help start a Bible Translation
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Ministry Resources [7]
None Reported
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Lohorung in Nepal

Global                 Global
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People Cluster
    South Asia Hindu - other     Asia, South    
      Lohorung Nepal    
            People-by-Country (Profile)          
            Lohorung in Nepal          
      Religion Language  
      Hinduism     Yamphu, Southern  
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