Lisu, Yobin in India


Population
2,900
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge


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 2,900
World Population 1,115,900
Total Countries 4
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached No
Progress Scale 2
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), Yobin, लिसू, यॉबीन
People ID 13076
ROP3 Code 105802
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 1
Arunachal Pradesh (2,900)
Primary Language: Lisu (2,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: lis   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 2
Secondary Languages:
English (300)
Primary Language: Lisu (2,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: lis   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 2
Secondary Languages:
English (300)
Primary Language: Lisu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1921-1950)
New Testament Yes   (1938-2009)
Complete Bible Yes   (1968-1986)
Audio Bible Online
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
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)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Christianity

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.04 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
99.88 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.04 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.04 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source: Anonymous  
Map Source: Anonymous  
Video Source: Asia Harvest
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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