Yamphu in Nepal

The Yamphu have only been reported in Nepal
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest Nepal census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

This small tribe is defined by speaking the Yamphu language.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Most Yamphu people live in the hills of Nepal and are subsistence farmers. They grow everything they need to eat and only buy oil, salt, and sugar as needed. Yamphu homes are made of wooden beams cut from trees in the forest. The beams are covered with mud and dung. Their rooftops are made of grass and tin. Yamphu homes are decorated with mud painted designs of white, red and black designs around the base of their homes.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Yamphu people in Nepal mostly practice Buddhism. They try to gain knowledge to escape endless cycles of reincarnation based on their present life of sin balanced with good works. Buddhism allows people to mix Buddhist teachings with traditional religion. To most Buddhists, these practices have far less meaning than their traditional beliefs, which are usually animistic. They believe that evil spirits must be appeased through prayers, sacrifices and rituals.


What Are Their Needs?

Audio Bible resources only exist in the Yamphu language, however, Yamphu people in Nepal remain unreached with the gospel. Who will go to them? Basic medical, educational and practical needs provide opportunities for believers to go to this people.


Prayer Points

Pray for opportunities for Global Recordings Network to provide the Yamphu people with audio Bible resources.
Pray that Yamphu people will receive the gospel and discover the Lord who is their creator God and is able to answer their many prayers.
Pray for a movement to Christ among the Yamphu people that will bless their community for eternity.


Scripture Prayers for the Yamphu in Nepal.


References

https://www.sil.org/system/files/reapdata/39/87/23/39872354340493988124485710717937538249/silesr2014_007.pdf https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKcRn9mj9J0


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Yamphu
People Name in Country Yamphu
Alternate Names यांफू
Population this Country 8,100
Population all Countries 8,100
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 20751
ROP3 Code 110965
ROP25 Code 306897
ROP25 Name Rai
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States on file 4
Largest States
Kosi
7,300
Mechi
700
Bagmati
40
Sagarmatha
20
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States 4
  Kosi 7,300
  Mechi 700
  Bagmati 40
  Sagarmatha 20
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
92.07 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
3.89 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
4.04 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest Nepal census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Yamphu (6,800 speakers)
Language Code ybi   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Nepali
100
Primary Language Yamphu (6,800 speakers)
Language Code ybi   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Nepali 100
People Groups Speaking Yamphu

Primary Language:  Yamphu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (2015-2017)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (2023)
Bible-Complete No
YouVersion NT (www.bible.com) Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
General YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Android Bible app: Yamphu YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App iOS Bible app: Yamphu YouVersion Bibles
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Learn more.



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