Lisu Yobin in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The vast majority of the Lisu people live in China or Myanmar, but a few reside in Thailand or India. The Lisu people in India are called Yobin.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Most of the people live in villages. A small number are employed in government offices. People make their living through agricultural. Rice, potatoes and maize are their staple foods. They also grow cabbage, cauliflower, and beans. Each family has a rice paddy field and gardens to plant vegetables. Yobins rear cows, buffalos, chicken, and pigs for food. Buffalos are used for farming the rice paddy fields. Pigs are usually the main meat for festivals and weddings. Access to Lisu Yobin villages is limited. The villages are about 100-150 km from the nearest paved roads. People have to walk this distance to purchase necessary items from towns. It takes four days to walk by foot! The other alternative route is through cargo flight. It just takes an hour to fly into the village. The problem is the Yobin never know when a flight is coming.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Almost all Yobin claim to be Christians. Some may never come to church, but they do not belong to another religion either. They observe several festivals, mostly Good Friday, harvest, Christmas, and New Year. Yobin people celebrate Good Friday one or two days. Harvest festival is for two days in October. They celebrate Christmas for three days. On Christmas, Lisu Christians from all the villages come together in one village. Weddings are usually done in November and December. That is when harvest is completed, people are free from work, and the weather is dry which makes preparations easier. Some of the Yobin also practice folk religion with their Christian faith. They believe that spirits inhabit the objects of nature. These evil spirits must be appeased or they might bring harm on the Yobin people.


What Are Their Needs?

The Yobin people need to put all their trust in Jesus Christ. They need trained pastors who can lead the churches and teach them the Word of God. They need new job skills to improve their standard of living.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Lisu Yobin in India.

Pray for a spiritual hunger among the Yobin for the Bible and for trained pastors who can teach the Word of God. Ask the Lord to move the Yobin to share the gospel with peoples around them who do not know Jesus. Pray for a disciple making movement among the Yobin this decade.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

The Naxi, Mosuo, Pumi, and Lisu
Source:  Asia Harvest      Download

People Name General Lisu
People Name in Country Lisu Yobin
Pronunciation Lee-soo Yoh-bin
Population this Country 3,000
Population all Countries 1,325,000
Total Countries 4
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 3
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Chedi; Chung; Flowery Lisu; Khae; Leisu; Lesuo; Lisaw; Lishu; Lowuu (Northern); Lusu; Lutzu; Southern Lisu; White Lisu; Yao Yen; Yaw Yin; Yeme (Southern); Yobin; लिसू, यॉबीन
People ID 13076
ROP3 Code 105802
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 1
  Arunachal Pradesh 3,000
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Lisu (2,300 speakers)
Language Code lis   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
English
200
Naga, Tangshang
200
Assamese
100
Boro
90
Adi
70
Bengali
60
Primary Language Lisu (2,300 speakers)
Language Code lis   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
  English 200
  Naga, Tangshang 200
  Assamese 100
  Boro 90
  Adi 70
  Bengali 60
People Groups Speaking Lisu

Primary Language:  Lisu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1921-1950)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1938-2009)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1968-1990)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Lisu
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file from FCBH
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.33 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
99.03 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.13 %
Islam
0.13 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.37 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Video Source Asia Harvest
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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