Biao-Jiao Mien in China

Joshua Project has identified the Biao-Jiao Mien only in China
Population
66,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Identity

Officially considered part of the large Yao nationality in China, the Biao-Jiao Mien group is not the same as the Biao Mien - another Yao group which has been profiled separately in this book.


History

The Biao-Jiao Mien migrated to their present locations in Guangxi and Hunan at least several hundred years ago. They found the best land had already been taken and were forced to locate near the summits of mountains. Although most Yao people acknowledge some historical affinity with each other, there are ethnic tensions between some of the groups. Some groups like the Biao-Jiao Mien have little to do with other Yao groups and would never consider intermarriage with them.


Customs

The Biao-Jiao Mien are extremely poor people. Some families have walked off their farms in recent years to join the mass of unemployed workers seeking jobs in China's major cities. The Biao-Jiao Mien construct their villages on flat land near river banks. Their homes are built with brick and wood. Most villages contain 20 to 50 households.


Religion

The Biao-Jiao Mien are one of a small number of non-Han Chinese peoples in China who predominantly adhere to Daoism. Daoism, called Dao-Jiao in Chinese, is the only true "homegrown" religion of China. Founded around 604 BC by a mystical figure named Laozi, Daoism is a belief that spiritual power is the force of the universe and the order behind all life.


Christianity

The Biao-Jiao Mien, and all other Yao groups in China, are unreached and unevangelized. The situation in Guangxi seems to have remained unchanged since the 1920s, when one observer lamented, "If we draw a line across the map ... we will find by far the greater half of the province, has, as yet, no established Christian work. In these neglected regions there are 58 cities, 700 market towns, and over 17,000 villages, all teeming with human lives for whom no effort whatever is being put forth. The great majority of the inhabitants of these unoccupied sections are aborigines."


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

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People Name General Biao-Jiao Mien
People Name in Country Biao-Jiao Mien
Population in China 66,000
World Population 66,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Biao Chao, Biaomin, Dongshan, Dongshan Yao
People ID 18415
ROP3 Code 114009
Country China
Region Northeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 33  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Biao-Jiao Mien is a distinct Yao language described as "spoken by about 40,000 people" in an area straddling the Guangxi- Hunan provincial border. The majority of Biao-Jiao Mien are found in Quanzhou and Guanyang counties in northeast Guangxi, as well as in Shuangpai, Lingling, and Daoxian counties in southern Hunan.   Source:  Operation China, 2000
Country China
Region Northeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 33  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Biao-Jiao Mien is a distinct Yao language described as "spoken by about 40,000 people" in an area straddling the Guangxi- Hunan provincial border. The majority of Biao-Jiao Mien are found in Quanzhou and Guanyang counties in northeast Guangxi, as well as in Shuangpai, Lingling, and Daoxian counties in southern Hunan..   Source:  Operation China, 2000
Primary Language: Biao-Jiao Mien (66,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: bje   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Unknown
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Biao-Jiao Mien (66,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: bje   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Biao-Jiao Mien

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.10 %)
0.10 %
Ethnic Religions
99.30 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.60 %
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 %
Photo Source: Operation China, Paul Hattaway   Copyrighted ©   Used with permission
Map Source: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source: Operation China, Paul Hattaway  Copyrighted ©   Used with permission  
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