Da Hei Neisu in China

The Neisu, Da Hei have only been reported in China
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Introduction / History

Like the Nosu of Sichuan, the Da Hei Neisu have come from a society in which they were the traditional landlords and slave-owners. "Although their counterparts in Sichuan emerged from the slave system as late as the 1950s, this people seem to have begun slowly adopting new ways hundreds of years ago. ... The Da Hei Neisu entered Honghe Prefecture from Luoping and Qiubei counties and from as far away as Zhaotong. That this people migrated from Zhaotong Prefecture lends credence to a possible connection between this and the Liangshan Nosu system of slavery."

Commonly called Da Hei Yi (Big Black Yi) by the Chinese, this people group refers to itself as Neisu or Nasu meaning "black people." Linguist Jamin Pelkey has stated that "when widely different cultures and languages are encountered among one of these 'Black People' groups a clarifying title must be given to distinguish dissimilarities."


What Are Their Lives Like?

Although it is possible that dialects and cultures have diverged between the communities living so far apart, the Da Hei Neisu continue to see themselves as a homogeneous people group. A Da Hei Neisu wedding usually lasts from four to seven days. After marriage it is customary for the new husband and wife to sleep in separate beds. Da Hei Neisu traditional dress has disappeared in most regions, and many customs are also on the decline.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Da Hei Neisu are polytheistic animists who believe a person's soul leaves the body at death or when the person is sick. To prevent this from happening, they tie string around the wrists of an ill person and fasten it to a bedpost or piece of furniture. Shamans are summoned to call the spirit back into the body.

Although Catholic missionaries from the Paris Foreign Missionary Society worked among the Sani and Axi people in the 1880s, experiencing much success, no record exists of outreach to the Da Hei Neisu people farther south of the French mission stations. Few have any awareness of the name of Jesus Christ. Much prayer is needed to break down the powerful influence of the occult among the Da Hei Neisu.


What Are Their Needs?

Without the guidance of Christ, these people are like sheep without a shepherd. They need the good shepherd in their families and communities.


Prayer Points

Pray for anointed, sent-out workers.

Pray for the Lord to intervene in their families, calling people to his side.

Pray for their hearts to be drawn to the Lord of lords.

Pray for a church planting movement to thrive in their communities.


Scripture Prayers for the Neisu, Da Hei in China.


References

Operation China, Asia Harvest, Copyrighted © Used with permission

http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/issue/day/2017/07/17


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2013-07-03
Global Prayer Digest: 2017-07-17
People Name General Neisu, Da Hei
People Name in Country Neisu, Da Hei
Natural Name Da Hei Neisu
Pronunciation Da-Hay Nee-soo
Population this Country 8,500
Population all Countries 8,500
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 Big Black Yi; Black Yi; Da Hei Yi; Greater Neisu; Nasu; Neisupo; Nisu; Wopu
People ID 18744
ROP3 Code 114380
Country China
Region Asia, Northeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country More than 6,300 Da Hei (Greater Black) Neisu live in Yunnan Province. They inhabit widespread communities in four different prefectures. They live within Mile2 and Luxi counties of Honghe Prefecture; Shilin (Lunan) County in Kunming Municipality; Shizong and Luoping counties of Qujing Prefecture; and Qiubei County in Wenshan Prefecture.   Source:  Operation China, 2000
Country China
Region Asia, Northeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country More than 6,300 Da Hei (Greater Black) Neisu live in Yunnan Province. They inhabit widespread communities in four different prefectures. They live within Mile2 and Luxi counties of Honghe Prefecture; Shilin (Lunan) County in Kunming Municipality; Shizong and Luoping counties of Qujing Prefecture; and Qiubei County in Wenshan Prefecture..   Source:  Operation China, 2000
Primary Language Nasu, Wusa (8,500 speakers)
Language Code yig   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Nasu, Wusa (8,500 speakers)
Language Code yig   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Nasu, Wusa

Primary Language:  Nasu, Wusa

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes
Bible-New Testament Yes  (2018)
Bible-Complete No
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
95.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
5.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
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Map Source Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
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