Miao, Huishui Northern in China

Joshua Project has identified the Miao, Huishui Northern only in China

Population

117,000

Christian

Evangelical

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


The Miao

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Profile Source: Copyright © Operation China, Paul Hattaway


Identity

The Northern Huishui Miao are defined as a group purely on the basis of a linguistic classification within the Miao nationality, which contains "30-40 languages in China." The Northern Huishui Miao language group may consist of several ethnic subgroups.


History

According to legend, in about 2550 BC a Miao chief, Jiyou, was defeated by the Han race. The Miao were forcibly exiled to the inhospitable mountains in southern China. Military campaigns were launched against the Miao for centuries. Throughout the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), more than 80 fierce attacks were made against the Miao - an average of one every three years. In 1832 another Miao rebellion was directed by the selfappointed "Golden Dragon King," who dressed in yellow robes. He declared that the government of China had lost its "mandate from heaven" and, therefore, no longer had a right to rule over the Miao people. He mobilized a large army with his promise to overthrow the Qing Dynasty, but without the arms or means to pose a threat, he was soon captured and executed, and the rebellion was crushed.


Customs

Music is always at the center of Miao celebrations and social gatherings, whether it involves singing, instrument playing, or leaf-blowing. Traditional love songs are handed down from generation to generation. Two young lovers may sing to each other in questionand- answer form to express their mutual feelings. Many annual Miao festivals are held which offer a chance for young people from different villages to mix and for romance to blossom.


Religion

Most Northern Huishui Miao live in fear and bondage to evil spirits which harass them continually. Some Miao stories tell of a dark place inhabited by demons and ruled by a demon king. To the Miao, demons are the souls of humans, birds, or animals. If a deceased person had no descendants to continue his family line, or if his descendants do not make proper offerings, he becomes a demon and causes harm to people.


Christianity

Few of the early missionaries focused on the Miao groups in southern Guizhou. As the great people movement to Christ unfolded in northwest Guizhou and in Yunnan among the A-Hmao and Gha- Mu, many of the missionaries placed among other Miao groups were summoned to lend a hand to disciple these new believers. This is one of the reasons why the gospel has never taken a firm foothold among most of the Miao groups in China. Most Northern Huishui Miao are completely unaware of Christ or the claims of the gospel.



Profile Source: Operation China, Paul Hattaway Copyrighted ©: Yes Used with permission

People Name General Miao, Huishui Northern
People Name in Country Miao, Huishui Northern
Population in China 117,000
Progress Scale 1.2
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged or Unknown Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Hmong, Northern Huishui, Northern Huishui Miao
Affinity Bloc Southeast Asian Peoples
People Cluster Miao / Hmong
People Name General Miao, Huishui Northern
Ethnic Code MSY47a
Country China
Region Northeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country The Northern Huishui Miao language is spoken by more than 90,000 people south of Guiyang Municipality - the capital of Guizhou Province. They live in the Gaopo District of Guiyang Municipality, and Huishui and Guiding counties.
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Miao, Northern Huishui (117,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Miao, Northern Huishui 117,000
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Category Resource
Film / Video God's Story Video
Scripture Bible-in-Your-Language
Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2007-07-14
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-07-15

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.06 %)
1.00 %
Ethnic Religions
95.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
4.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
100.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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Map Source: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International
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