Phula in China


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Introduction / History

The Phula speak a Tibeto Burmese language. They live in Vietnam and China.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Phula hunt, weave cloth and do basket work. They eat rice with their main meals, usually twice a day.
Some of them live in stilt houses and some in houses on the ground. Neighbors help each other when it is time for the harvest.
The Phula are allowed to have pre-marital relations. They have engagement and wedding ceremonies and marriage customs. Women give birth while seated and sleep on a straw mat. The Phula have name giving ceremonies and rituals for funerals. They like folk literature and dancing. Their favorite instruments include the trumpet and drums.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Phula pray to male ancestors for good health and to female ancestors for abundant crop yields. People who specialize in rituals play an important part in the Phula community.


What Are Their Needs?

The Phula people need to submit to Jesus Christ so they can experience the abundant life he offers in John 10:10.


Prayer Points

Pray for the spiritual blindness and bondage to the evil one to be removed so they can understand and respond to Christ.
Pray for the Lord to provide for their physical and spiritual needs as a testimony of his power and love.
Pray that the Phula people will have a spiritual hunger that will open their hearts to the King of kings.
Pray for an unstoppable movement to Christ among them.


Scripture Prayers for the Phula in China.


References

Operation China, Asia Harvest, Copyrighted © Used with permission
http://vietnam-culture.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/Phula%20ethnic%20group


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Phula
People Name in Country Phula
Pronunciation FOO-la
Population this Country 7,200
Population all Countries 20,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Fu Khla; Phu Khla; Phu La; Phù Lá; Phù Lá Hán; Phukha
People ID 19622
ROP3 Code 115224
Country China
Region Asia, Northeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 16  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Yunnan province: southeast Maguan and southwest Malipo counties.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country China
Region Asia, Northeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 16  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Yunnan province: southeast Maguan and southwest Malipo counties..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
Unknown
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.02 %)
1.00 %
Ethnic Religions
99.00 %
Hinduism
Unknown
Islam
Unknown
Non-Religious
Unknown
Other / Small
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Primary Language Phula (7,200 speakers)
Language Code phh   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Phula (7,200 speakers)
Language Code phh   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Phula

Primary Language:  Phula

Bible Translation Status:  Translation Needed

Resource Type Resource Name Source
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Photo Source Anonymous 
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more