Ani Phowa in China

The Phowa, Ani have only been reported in China
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Introduction / History

The Phula live in Vietnam and in China. The Phula live in Ha Giang and other provinces of Vietnam. They speak a Tibeto Burmese language.


What Are Their Lives Like?

In Vietnam the Phula hunt and weave cloth. They also do basket work. They eat rice in their main meals, usually twice a day.

Some of them live in stilt houses and some in houses on the ground. Neighbors help each other when it is time for the harvest.

The Phula are allowed to have pre-marital relations. They have engagement and wedding ceremonies and marriage customs. Women give birth while seated and sleep on a straw mat. The Phula have name-giving ceremonies and rituals for funerals. They have festivals.

The Phula like folk literature and dancing. They like to play the trumpet and the drums. This may be an opportunity for them to be befriended by musically minded Christians.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Phula pray to male ancestors for good health and to female ancestors for abundant crop yields. Those people who specialize in rituals play an important part with the Phula in their lives. The Han language is used also by some of the Phula groups.


What Are Their Needs?

Pray for the Lord to show himself powerful and loving by providing for their needs.

Pray that Vietnamese and Chinese Christians will give the Phula the gospel message leading them to salvation in these two countries.

Pray for workers.


Prayer Points

http://vietnam-culture.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/Phula%20ethnic%20group


Scripture Prayers for the Phowa, Ani in China.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Phowa, Ani
People Name in Country Phowa, Ani
Natural Name Ani Phowa
Population this Country 10,000
Population all Countries 10,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Anipho; Flowery Phu; Hua Phu; Laotshipu; Phula
People ID 20627
ROP3 Code 116902
Country China
Region Asia, Northeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Yunnan province: south Kaiyuan county, Yangjie district; north central Mengzi county, Xibeile district.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country China
Region Asia, Northeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Yunnan province: south Kaiyuan county, Yangjie district; north central Mengzi county, Xibeile district..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Language Phowa, Ani (10,000 speakers)
Language Code ypn   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Phowa, Ani (10,000 speakers)
Language Code ypn   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Phowa, Ani

Primary Language:  Phowa, Ani

Bible Translation Status:  Translation Needed

Resource Type Resource Name
None reported  
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.00 %)
3.00 %
Ethnic Religions
97.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
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 Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more