• PEOPLE NAME: YAO OF UNITED STATES

Affinity Group: Southeast Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Southeast Asian Peoples

People Cluster: Yao-Mien

Language: Kim Mun - (mji)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Country: United States

Also found in: China

Population: 19,000

Global Population: 378,000


PEID: 43695

ROP: 105005

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, No Active CP Activity


Overview: The Yao of United States, numbering 19,000, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Yao-Mien people cluster within the Southeast Asian Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 378,000 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Kim Mun. The primary religion practiced by the Yao is ethnic religion. Ethnic religion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation.


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