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|Primary Religion:||Ethnic Religions|
|Christian Adherents:||0.00 %|
|Online Audio NT:||No|
|People Cluster:||Tibeto-Burman, other|
|Affinity Bloc:||Tibetan-Himalayan Peoples|
Traditionally the Samtao people lived in what is now the city of Kunming, in Yunnan Province. They are being overrun by the Han Chinese, and in the process, their language and culture is at risk. According to one source, only about 100 people still speak their language, and the others are now speaking Mandarin, China's official language. Samatao is one of the so-called Yi languages, which is actually a conglomerate of various tribal languages, often with different linguistic roots.
The Samatao people still live in Kunming, but some live in other parts of Yunnan Province.
The Samatao people are struggling to keep their language and culture in a place where the Han Chinese dominate their lives.
The Samatao people have their own traditional religion which is being replaced either by secularism or Chinese religion.
The Samatao people need to put their identity in Jesus Christ, the only sure foundation in difficult times.
Pray for gospel workers to catch a vision for reaching the Samatao people for Jesus and that in God's sovereign timing their hearts would be open and ready to follow Him.
Pray for Jesus movements to bless extended Samatao families so the gospel will spread rapidly among this people group.
Pray for the spiritual lives of the Samatao people to become fruitful as they follow Christ.
Pray for the lives and culture of the Samatao people to evidence the rule and reign of the Kingdom of God as they open to the gospel, and for the beauty of Jesus to be seen in them.