Byansi in India


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

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Introduction / History

Isolated, hard to get to, and hard to talk with. These words describe the Byansi (aka, Humla) people of India and Nepal.


Where Are they Located?

The Byansi people live in India and Nepal.


What Are Their Lives Like?

This people group has a developed language called Humla, while the ability to read or write in Nepali or other languages is weak. However, they speak a form of Tibetan that is somewhat similar to other Tibetan languages in Nepal. The Humla are proud of their culture, community, and language, and they want to remain different than their neighbors. This is a factor that potential church planters will need to consider.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Byansi people practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. There are many forms of Hinduism, each with its own deities and beliefs. At the popular level, Hindus worship and serve the gods whom they believe will give them favor and protection, much like a business transaction. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews. Other Hindus are far more philosophical in their spiritual practices. Most of these are part of higher castes, especially the Brahmans.

The main yearly holidays which almost all Hindu communities celebrate are Holi, the festival of colors and the start of spring / Diwali, the festival of lights / Navratri, the celebration of autumn / and Rama Navami, Rama's birthday.


What Are Their Needs?

This people group needs to have a relationship with the God who gave them life and created the beautiful mountains they see every day.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Byansi in India.

Pray for His kingdom to come and His will to be done among the Byansi people.
Pray for a movement of Byansi households to study the Bible and accept the blessings of Christ.
Pray for a spiritual hunger that will drive the Byansi people to the arms of Jesus.
Pray for workers who are filled with the fruit and the power of the Holy Spirit to go to the Byansi people.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/19335/NP
https://www.recordnepal.com/wire/the-mountain-people-of-northern-humla/
https://www.colorado.edu/tibethimalayainitiative/2016/10/16/humla-western-nepal
https://www.greathimalayatrails.com/destinations/humla/


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  
Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Byansi
People Name in Country Byansi
Population this Country 1,100
Population all Countries 5,800
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Byangsi; ब्यानसी
People ID 19335
ROP3 Code 101831
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)
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)
Total States 1
  Uttarakhand 1,100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Nepali (500 speakers)
Language Code npi   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Byangsi
300
Hindi
80
Primary Language Nepali (500 speakers)
Language Code npi   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Byangsi 300
  Hindi 80
People Groups Speaking Nepali

Primary Language:  Nepali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1850-1961)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1821-2010)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1914-2012)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings Online Audio Scripture
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Following Jesus video
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Nepali
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime
Film / Video New Way (Naya Goreto)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
Film / Video The Hope Video
General Biblical answers to your questions
General Gospel resources links
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Comic Book Version
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Nepali
Text / Printed Matter Children and youth resources
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
1.98 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
98.02 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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