Lohorung in Nepal

Lohorung
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Map Source:  People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project
People Name: Lohorung
Country: Nepal
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 1,200
World Population: 1,200
Primary Language: Yamphu, Southern
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Christian Adherents: 0.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Translation Needed
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: No
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
Progress Level:

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

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.

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