Despite their present ethnic divisions, the Hua Miao were once one group. Given the comparatively minor extent of linguistic variation within Hua Miao it is feasible that the group formed a single ethnolinguistic group ... perhaps only 600 years ago. The present geographical scattering is due mostly to migrations during the Qing Dynasty which were fueled by persecutions and other social unrest.
Most members of the Hua Miao people are in China's Yunnan Province, but some live in Laos, Thailand and Vietnam.
Like other Hmong-speaking peoples, the Hua Miao people enjoy music, festivals, and colorful clothing. They love to sing, tell stories, and dance. Stories are often told in poetry, put to music and sung. They love to tell stories about weddings, especially about the bridegroom and his friends at a wedding banquet.
They are widely scattered and their only chance of hearing the gospel comes if they live near one of the few evangelized Miao communities. They have significant cultural barriers and age-old prejudices combine to prohibit the gospel from spreading from one Miao group to another.
The Hua Miao, being scattered over a large area, have several main religious beliefs, including animism, polytheism and ancestor worship.
The Hua Miao people have no gospel recordings, JESUS Film or Christian radio broadcasts in their language.
Pray that the Bible will soon be available in their language in print and audiovisual format.
Pray that many Hua Miao will become part of Christ's bride, the Church.
Pray for spiritual hunger for the Hua Miao people in China and Vietnam.
Pray for a powerful disciple making movement to affect all Miao peoples.
Scripture Prayers for the Miao, Hua in Vietnam.
|Profile Source: Keith Carey|
|People Name General||Miao, Hua|
|People Name in Country||Miao, Hua|
|Natural Name||Hua Miao|
|Alternate Names||Buffalo Dung Hmong; Dai; Downhill Hmong; Hmong Bel; Hmong Dous; Hmong Ghuad Dus; Hmong Ndrou; Hmong Nraug; Hmong Sou; Hua Hmong; Hua Miao; Sao; Shangfeng Ren; Zhanjia Ren|
|Population this Country||4,400|
|Population all Countries||791,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|ROP25 Name||Hua Miao|
|Persecution Rank||25 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Primary Language||Miao, Chuanqiandian Cluster (4,400 speakers)|
|Language Code||cqd Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Miao, Chuanqiandian Cluster
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (2017)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name||Source|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching||Global Recordings Network|
|Film / Video||World Christian Videos||World Christian Videos|