Northwestern Nisu in China

The Nisu, Northwestern have only been reported in China
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Introduction / History

There are many tribes in China’s southwestern Yunnan Province, most of which have little written history. The Northwestern Nisu people are among them.


Where Are they Located?

The Northwestern Nisu people live in China’s under developed Yunnan Province.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Northwestern Nisu people are farmers who grow rice and raise livestock.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Members of the Northwestern Nisu people make offerings of fake money or livestock. They bring their offerings to a priest who performs a ritual that they believe will send their dead relative’s spirit off to Ngomi, the after world. They believe that after the deceased crosses the rivers and mountains they will need enough money to purchase more land in the spirit world to make room for the rest of the family after they die. They believe these offerings to the King of Ngomi will help their “living family” to prosper and not face the terrible wrath of the gods.


What Are Their Needs?

They maintain their history through oral means. Gospel materials will need to be presented to them the same way.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Nisu, Northwestern in China.

* Pray for the Holy Spirit to give the Northwestern Nisu people teachable and understanding hearts.
* Pray that a strong movement of the Holy Spirit will bring entire Northwestern Nisu families into a rich experience of God’s blessing.
* Pray for Northwestern Nisu families to be drawn by the Holy Spirit to seek forgiveness, and to understand the adequacy of Christ’s work on the cross.
* Pray for teams of believers to do sustained, focused prayer for the Lord to open the hearts of Northwestern Nisu family leaders to experience God’s blessing through a movement of family-based discovery Bible studies.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/20578/ch
http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/issue/day/2016/07/30
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/nisu_language


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2016-07-30
People Name General Nisu, Northwestern
People Name in Country Nisu, Northwestern
Pronunciation Nee-soo
Natural Name Northwestern Nisu
World Population 27,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names
People ID 20578
ROP3 Code 116896
Country China
Region Asia, Northeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 23  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Yunnan province: Dali Bai autonomous prefecture, Yangbi county, Fuheng district; Yongping county, Beidou Yi district; Yunlong county, Tuanjie Yi district.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country China
Region Asia, Northeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 23  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Yunnan province: Dali Bai autonomous prefecture, Yangbi county, Fuheng district; Yongping county, Beidou Yi district; Yunlong county, Tuanjie Yi district..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Language Nisu, Northwestern (27,000 speakers)
Language Code nsf   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Nisu, Northwestern (27,000 speakers)
Language Code nsf   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Nisu, Northwestern

Primary Language:  Nisu, Northwestern

Bible Translation Status:  Unspecified

Resource Type Resource Name
None reported  
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.50 %)
1.00 %
Ethnic Religions
90.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
9.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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