Yangliu Lalu in China

The Yangliu Lalu have only been reported in China
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Introduction / History

Today, the Yangliu Lalu are different from the Xuzhang Lalu. The two groups possess different customs and cannot easily understand each other's language.
The Yangliu Lalu are believed to have migrated to their present location from Menghua (present-day Weishan and Nanjian counties) at different stages during the Ming and Qing dynasties (1368-1911). They fled Menghua to escape the wars between the Laluo and the Han Chinese immigrants who flooded into the area. The Chinese seized the best land and forced the Laluo into the mountains, from where they launched military attacks and wrought revenge for their losses. Many Yi groups in Yunnan have had a long history of violence against their oppressors. Pressured by unfair taxes, they killed many Han landowners between 1847 and 1872: "Though pacified and forced to return the land, the Yi had put an end to the feudal system. Eventually some even bought land. In the traditional serf system, the land was divided among 42 families, each paying dues in kind, plus 15 days' service a year and building materials. They were not free to leave the village without permission. ... After the revolt, only rent was collected, not services. After revolt, the Chinese became absentee landlords and had difficulty in collecting rents, therefore they were eager to sell."


What Are Their Lives Like?

Yangliu Lalu homes are constructed of wood and customarily consist of three rooms. The central room serves as a kitchen and as a place for receiving guests and relatives. While other Yi groups in Yunnan celebrate the Torch Festival, "the Yangliu Lalu celebrate Girl's Day. All females return to the home of their mother and father for a time of rest."


What Are Their Beliefs?

Being animists and ancestor worshipers, the Yangliu Lalu believe that the soul of a dead person does not go to the next world but rather stays to roam the earth. There are many Tibeto-Burman speaking Christians in Dehong Prefecture, especially among the Jingpo, Lashi, Maru, and Achang; however, these groups do not live in the vicinity of the Yangliu Lalu, most of whom have never heard the gospel. The Yangliu Lalu have never had a known church or fellowship in their midst.


What Are Their Needs?

The Yangliu Lalu people need the chance to experience the abundant life that only Jesus Christ can offer.


Prayer Points

Pray for loving and dedicated workers with musical skills to go to the Yangliu Lalu.
Pray for spiritual openness and a willing to seek truth.
Pray for Yangliu Lalu disciples who will make more disciples.


Scripture Prayers for the Lalu, Yangliu in China.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Lalu, Yangliu
People Name in Country Lalu, Yangliu
Natural Name Yangliu Lalu
Pronunciation Yung-leeooh Lah-loo
Alternate Names Lalu; Tujia; Tuli; Xiangtang
Population this Country 49,000
Population all Countries 49,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 18536
ROP3 Code 114153
ROP25 Code 304561
ROP25 Name Lalu
Country China
Region Asia, Northeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 19  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country With a population of more than 37,000, the Yangliu Lalu inhabit areas in the western part of Baoshan County (11,000), Shidian (11,000), Zhenkang (9,000), Longling (5,000), and Luxi (1,000) counties. All of these places are situated within the boundaries of the Dehong Dai Autonomous Prefecture in the western part of Yunnan Province. The Yangliu Lalu are the nearest Yi group to Myanmar in this part of Yunnan.   Source:  Operation China, 2000
Country China
Region Asia, Northeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 19  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country With a population of more than 37,000, the Yangliu Lalu inhabit areas in the western part of Baoshan County (11,000), Shidian (11,000), Zhenkang (9,000), Longling (5,000), and Luxi (1,000) counties. All of these places are situated within the boundaries of the Dehong Dai Autonomous Prefecture in the western part of Yunnan Province. The Yangliu Lalu are the nearest Yi group to Myanmar in this part of Yunnan..   Source:  Operation China, 2000
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
96.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
4.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Lalu, Western (49,000 speakers)
Language Code ywl   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Lalu, Western (49,000 speakers)
Language Code ywl   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Lalu, Western

Primary Language:  Lalu, Western

Bible Translation Status:  Translation Needed

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Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
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Map Source Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source Joshua Project 
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