Lahaula in India


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Main Language
Largest Religion
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Evangelical
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* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

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Introduction / History

The Lahaula or Lahuli Tinan - who are counted under the Tibetan nationality in China - are also known as Bhotia. The term Bhotia generally refers to people of Tibetan background. The name Lahaula is also a generic term used to describe the inhabitants of the Lahul District. This region was part of the Ladakhi Kingdom in the tenth century. Border clashes in the area in the 1950s and 1960s resulted in the Chinese seizing a large tract of land from India.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Lahaula men are skillful merchants and traders. Lahaula women are known for their independence. Since their husbands are usually off on trading expeditions, the women feel free to take more than one husband. The men trade salt, grain and wool to other people in the Himalayan region and in the process sometimes become quite wealthy.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The strength of Tibetan Buddhism in northern India depends to a great extent on the prosperity and generosity of the Lahaula. They feel spiritually secure because of the religious merit they gain by dispensing charity and generously supporting the temples.


Prayer Points

Pray the Lahaula would no longer be hidden away from the influence of Christ.

Pray for many of them to make disciples who will make even more disciples.

Ask God to raise up Lahaula people who are more desirous to know the truth than to stay on the broad road.

Ask God to send loving, committed workers to the Lahaula in the near future.


Scripture Prayers for the Lahaula in India.


References

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Profile Source:   Joshua Project  
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People Name General Lahaula
People Name in Country Lahaula
Population this Country 3,400
Population all Countries 6,600
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Bhot; Bhotia of Lahui; Bodh; Gondhia; Gondia; Lahula; Lahuli; Lahuli Tinan; Rangloi; Stod; Teenan; Tinani; Tod; लाहौला
People ID 18532
ROP3 Code 114148
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Central Himalayas, on both sides of India - China border   Source:  Joshua Project
Total States on file 2
Largest States
Himachal Pradesh
3,400
Chandigarh
20
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Central Himalayas, on both sides of India - China border.   Source:  Joshua Project
Total States 2
  Himachal Pradesh 3,400
  Chandigarh 20
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Tinani (1,700 speakers)
Language Code lbf   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 13
Secondary Languages
  Pattani 600
  Hindi 300
  Bhattiyali 200
  Kangri 70
  Kinnauri 50
  Tibetan, Central 30
  Sikkimese 20
  Naga, Liangmai 10
  Nepali 10
  Punjabi, Eastern 10
  Kinnauri, Bhoti 0
  Dogri 0
People Groups Speaking Tinani

Primary Language:  Tinani

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1908-1915)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (2017)
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
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Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
General Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
General Gospel website in this language General / Other
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store Operation Agape
Text / Printed Matter Online New Testament (Bibles India) Operation Agape
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
48.31 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.21 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
50.79 %
Islam
0.28 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.14 %
Unknown
0.28 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
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Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
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