Hayu in Nepal

The Hayu have only been reported in Nepal
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Main Language
Largest Religion
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Evangelical
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* From latest Nepal census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The Hayu are a tribal people group on the verge of extinction.


Where Are they Located?

The Hayu people live only in the Udayapur district of Nepal.


What Are Their Lives Like?

News articles written in 2018 and 2019 describe the Hayu people of Nepal as “marginalized” or nearly “extinct.” They have decreased in numbers because they didn’t intermarry with other communities. Traditionally they had two subgroups that only married from the other group, but this is becoming far more difficult. Today they are marrying outside their community, but in the process, they are losing their own culture and language.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Hayu people are animistic. Animism is the belief system or worldview that non-human entities (animals, plants, inanimate objects) possess a spiritual essence or soul. Animism encompasses the belief that there is no separation between the spiritual and physical world and that spirits exist not only in physical objects but also in phenomena such as thunder, wind and shadows.


What Are Their Needs?

The Hayu people need to put their sense of worth in Jesus Christ, the Lord of the Universe rather than their position in society. To God, they have tremendous worth!


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Hayu in Nepal.

* Pray for a chain reaction of Hayu families reaching families that results in thousands of new believers who share their faith with others.
* Pray for grace and truth expanding into the entire Hayu society as all believers learn to love others.
* Pray that churches and believers will bless their entire people group in such a way that God’s love will change the Hayu people like yeast changes dough.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/16916/NP
http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2018-09-04/hayu-community-faces-extinction-threat.html
http://therisingnepal.org.np/news/28995
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NH_sBngGwdc
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hayu


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Hayu
People Name in Country Hayu
World Population 2,800
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names हयु
People ID 16916
ROP3 Code 112214
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 32  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 6
Largest States
Janakpur
2,500
Mechi
100
Bagmati
100
Sagarmatha
90
Gandaki
20
Kosi
10
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 32  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 6
  Janakpur 2,500
  Mechi 100
  Bagmati 100
  Sagarmatha 90
  Gandaki 20
  Kosi 10
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Wayu (1,500 speakers)
Language Code vay   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Nepali
1,500
Primary Language Wayu (1,500 speakers)
Language Code vay   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Nepali 1,500
People Groups Speaking Wayu

Primary Language:  Wayu

Bible Translation Status:  Translation Needed

Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
19.45 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.33 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
78.48 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
1.74 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest Nepal census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Anonymous 
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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