Lohorung in Nepal

The Lohorung 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

We did not find information about the history of Lohorung people in Nepal.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Yamphu language is becoming extinct because of caste practices, marriage, migration, and English being taught in primary grades.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Yohrung people in Nepal practice the Hindu religion. Hinduism is a catch-all phrase for the local religions of South Asia, so it is very diverse. At the popular level Hindus worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. They visit Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers, and incense to their gods hoping to gather protection and benefits. They do not have a person or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews.


What Are Their Needs?

No Bible resources exist in the Yamphu language. However, complete resources exist in Nepali, the second language of Lohorung people in Nepal. Who will take Nepali resources to these spiritually needy people? Lohrung people in Nepal live day to day with no knowledge of Jesus and the provision made for the penalty of their sins. They live in constant fear about their eternal welfare.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Lohorung in Nepal.

Pray that Lohorung people in Nepal, especially elders, will become more open to learning Nepali, and that young Lohorung people will be more open to learning their ancient language to appreciate and respect their elders. Pray that Bible resources will be translated into Yamphu, so that elders who do not know Nepali can understand Almighty God’s love for them.


References

https://myrepublica.nagariknetwork.com/news/nepal-s-lohorung-language-struggles-to-stay-alive/


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2016-08-07
Global Prayer Digest: 2018-08-23
People Name General Lohorung
People Name in Country Lohorung
Population this Country 1,200
Population all Countries 1,200
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names लोहोरंग
People ID 20777
ROP3 Code 105824
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 34  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 4
Largest States
Kosi
1,000
Mechi
100
Bagmati
20
Lumbini
10
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 34  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 4
  Kosi 1,000
  Mechi 100
  Bagmati 20
  Lumbini 10
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Yamphu, Southern (1,200 speakers)
Language Code lrr   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Yamphu, Southern (1,200 speakers)
Language Code lrr   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Yamphu, Southern

Primary Language:  Yamphu, Southern

Bible Translation Status:  Translation Needed

Resource Type Resource Name
None reported  
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
88.85 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
11.15 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest Nepal census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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