Lisu, Yobin in India

Population

2,460

Christian

Evangelical

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


The Naxi, Mosuo, Pumi, and Lisu

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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.



Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Lisu, Yobin
People Name in Country Lisu, Yobin
Population in India 2,460
World Population 1,115,000
Countries 4
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Chedi, Chung, Flowery Lisu, Khae, Leisu, Lesuo, Lisaw, Lishu, Lowuu (Northern), Lusu, Lutzu, Southern Lisu, White Lisu, Yao Yen, Yaw Yin, Yeme (Southern)
Affinity Bloc Tibetan-Himalayan Peoples
People Cluster Lisu
People Name General Lisu, Yobin
Ethnic Code MSY50l
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 28  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution rankinging, )
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Lisu (1,800) English (700)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Lisu 1,800 English 700
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1921-1950)
New Testament Yes   (1938-2009)
Complete Bible Yes   (1968-1986)
Audio Bible Online
Category Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Lisu
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Scripture World Missionary Press Booklets

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.04 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 99.00 %)
99.88 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.04 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.04 %
Photo Source: Anonymous  
Map Source: Anonymous  
Video Source: Asia Harvest
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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