Phula in China



Population

5,330

Christian

Evangelical

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction / History

The Phula live in Vietnam and in China. They speak a Tibeto Burmese language.

In Vietnam the Phula hunt and weave cloth. They also do basket work. They eat rice in their main meals, usually twice a day.

The Phula live in Ha Giang and other provinces of Vietnam. Some of them live in stilt houses and some in houses on the ground. Neighbors help each other when it is time for the harvest.

The Phula are allowed to have pre-marital relations. They have engagement and wedding ceremonies and marriage customs. Women give birth while seated and sleep on a straw mat. The Phula have name giving ceremonies and rituals for funerals. They have festivals.

The Phula pray to male ancestors for good health and to female ancestors for abundant crop yields. Those people who specialize in rituals play an important part with the Phula in their lives. The Han language is used also by some of the Phula groups.

The Phula like folk literature and dancing. They like to play the trumpet and the drums. This may be an opportunity for them to be befriended by musically minded Christians here.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the Phula instead of ancestor worship will come to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that Vietnamese and Chinese Christians will give the Phula the gospel message leading them to Salvation in these two countries.

References

http://vietnam-culture.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/Phula%20ethnic%20group


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Phula
People Name in Country Phula
Population in China 5,300
World Population 11,000
Countries 2
Progress Scale 1.2
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Phù Lá, Phukha
Affinity Bloc Southeast Asian Peoples
People Cluster Miao / Hmong
People Name General Phula
Ethnic Code MSY47a
People ID 19622
Country China
Region Northeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 29  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)

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Enthologue Language Map

Ethnolinguistic map from University of Texas or other map

Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Phula (5,300)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Phula 5,300

For Main Lanugage: Phula


Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Translation Need Questionable
Format Resource
None reported  
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.02 %)
1.00 %
Ethnic Religions
99.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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