Langnian Buyang in China

The Buyang, Langnian have only been reported in China
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Introduction / History

Zhuang is a people group cluster in China. The name means “dried bamboo shoot.” Buyang is a language within this cluster only discovered in 1999 and used by about 3700 speakers. Langnian is a dialect of Buyang spoken by only 300 people.


Where Are they Located?

The Langnian Buyang people live in China’s Yunnan Province.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Langnian Buyang people speak a tiny language in a wide world of languages, so in order to interact with others, most Langnian people also speak other languages.


What Are Their Beliefs?

It is believed that there is not even one follower of Christ among Langnian speakers. There are no Bibles, no Christian films or radio programs to reach out to them. Most of them have never heard of salvation offered through Christ. They observe their own ethnic religion which is a mixture of Taoism, Buddhism, and ancestor worship. These 300 people are precious in the sight of the Lord. He knows their language and sees their need.


What Are Their Needs?

Will you pray that they will embrace the Lord and follow Him?


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Buyang, Langnian in China.

* Pray for gospel workers to catch a vision for reaching the Langnian Buyang people for Jesus and that in God’s sovereign timing their hearts would be open and ready to follow Him.
* Pray for Jesus movements to bless extended families so the gospel will spread rapidly among this people group.
* Pray for the spiritual lives of the Langnian Buyang people to become fruitful as they follow Christ.
* Pray for the lives and culture of the Langnian Buyang people to evidence the rule and reign of the Kingdom of God as they open to the gospel, and for the beauty of Jesus to be seen in them.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/19798/CH
http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/issue/day/Langnian-Buyang-Zhuang/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buyang_people
https://www.peoplegroups.org/explore/GroupDetails.aspx?peid=6706


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-07-18
People Name General Buyang, Langnian
People Name in Country Buyang, Langnian
Pronunciation Boo-yung, Lang-neeahn
Natural Name Langnian Buyang
Natural Pronunciation Lang-neeahn Boo-yung
World Population 400
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 0  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names
People ID 19798
ROP3 Code 115060
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: Wenshan Zhuang-Miao autonomous prefecture, Funing county, Gula district, Gutao community, Nianlang village; Longse community, Langjia village.   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: Wenshan Zhuang-Miao autonomous prefecture, Funing county, Gula district, Gutao community, Nianlang village; Longse community, Langjia village..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Language Buyang, Langnian (400 speakers)
Language Code yln   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Buyang, Langnian (400 speakers)
Language Code yln   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Buyang, Langnian

Primary Language:  Buyang, Langnian

Bible Translation Status:  Unspecified

Resource Type Resource Name
None reported  
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
98.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
2.00 %
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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