Biao-Jiao Mien in China

The Biao-Jiao Mien have only been reported in China
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Introduction / History

Officially considered part of the large Yao nationality in China, the Biao-Jiao Mien group is not the same as the Biao Mien - another Yao group which has been profiled separately in this book.

The Biao-Jiao Mien migrated to their present locations in Guangxi and Hunan at least several hundred years ago. They found the best land had already been taken and were forced to locate near the summits of mountains. Although most Yao people acknowledge some historical affinity with each other, there are ethnic tensions between some of the groups. Some groups like the Biao-Jiao Mien have little to do with other Yao groups and would never consider intermarriage with them.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Biao-Jiao Mien are extremely poor people. Some families have walked off their farms in recent years to join the mass of unemployed workers seeking jobs in China's major cities. The Biao-Jiao Mien construct their villages on flat land near riverbanks. Their homes are built with brick and wood. Most villages contain 20 to 50 households.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Biao-Jiao Mien are one of a small number of non-Han Chinese peoples in China who predominantly adhere to Daoism. Daoism, called Dao-Jiao in Chinese, is the only true "homegrown" religion of China. Founded around 604 BC by a mystical figure named Laozi, Daoism is a belief that spiritual power is the force of the universe and the order behind all life.

The Biao-Jiao Mien, and all other Yao groups in China, are unreached and unevangelized. The situation in Guangxi seems to have remained unchanged since the 1920s, when one observer lamented, "If we draw a line across the map ... we will find by far the greater half of the province, has, as yet no established Christian work.


What Are Their Needs?

The Biao-Jiao Mien people need to submit to Jesus Christ so they can experience the abundant life he offers them in John 10:10.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Biao-Jiao Mien in China.

Pray for bold workers who are driven by the love of the Holy Spirit to go to them.

Pray for an unstoppable movement to Christ among them.

Pray for the authority of Christ to bind hindering spiritual forces to lead them from darkness to light.

Pray for signs and wonders to happen among them and for great breakthroughs with a rapid multiplication of disciples and house churches.


References

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http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/issue/day/2015/07/19


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2015-07-19
People Name General Biao-Jiao Mien
People Name in Country Biao-Jiao Mien
Pronunciation Beeaow-Jeeow-Mee-en
Population this Country 69,000
Population all Countries 69,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Biao Chao; Biaomin; Dongshan; Dongshan Yao
People ID 18415
ROP3 Code 114009
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 Biao-Jiao Mien is a distinct Yao language described as "spoken by about 40,000 people" in an area straddling the Guangxi- Hunan provincial border. The majority of Biao-Jiao Mien are found in Quanzhou and Guanyang counties in northeast Guangxi, as well as in Shuangpai, Lingling, and Daoxian counties in southern Hunan.   Source:  Operation China, 2000
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 Biao-Jiao Mien is a distinct Yao language described as "spoken by about 40,000 people" in an area straddling the Guangxi- Hunan provincial border. The majority of Biao-Jiao Mien are found in Quanzhou and Guanyang counties in northeast Guangxi, as well as in Shuangpai, Lingling, and Daoxian counties in southern Hunan..   Source:  Operation China, 2000
Primary Language Biao-Jiao Mien (69,000 speakers)
Language Code bje   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Biao-Jiao Mien (69,000 speakers)
Language Code bje   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Biao-Jiao Mien

Primary Language:  Biao-Jiao Mien

Bible Translation Status:  Translation Needed

Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.10 %)
0.10 %
Ethnic Religions
99.30 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.60 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
100.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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