Yamphu in Nepal

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Map Source:  People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project
People Name: Yamphu
Country: Nepal
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 8,100
World Population: 8,100
Primary Language: Yamphu
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Christian Adherents: 0.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: New Testament
Online Audio NT: Yes
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Tribal - other
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
Progress Level:

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.

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