Country: Myanmar (Burma)

Number of People Groups

155

People Groups Unreached

52

Total Population

53,911,000

Unreached Population

44,924,000

% Christian Adherent

8.8%

% Evangelical

5.1 %

Largest Religion

Official Language

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Photo People Group Population Progress
Scale
Primary Language Primary Religion %
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
 Achang, Maingtha 39,000 Achang E Ethnic Religions 24.0 % 20.0 %
 Akha, Ekaw 219,000 Akha E Ethnic Religions 16.0 % 12.0 %
 Bengal 281,000 Bengali Islam 0.4 % 0.1 %
 Bisu, Pyen 800 Bisu Christianity 100.0 % 90.0 %
 Bulang, Blang 15,000 Blang Buddhism 2.0 % 1.5 %
 Burmese 30,717,000 Burmese Buddhism 0.4 % 0.1 %
 Chak, Thet 1,900 Chak Buddhism 0.4 % 0.2 %
 Chakma 29,000 Chakma Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Chaungtha 183,000 Rakhine Buddhism 0.1 % 0.1 %
 Chin, Anu-Hkongso 5,000 Chin, Anu-Hkongso Christianity 95.0 % 38.0 %
 Chin, Asho 34,000 Chin, Asho Buddhism 30.0 % 25.0 %
 Chin, Bawm 1,700 Chin, Bawm Christianity 100.0 % 40.0 %
Chin, Chinbon 30,000 Chin, Chinbon E Ethnic Religions 10.0 % 8.0 %
Chin, Daai 42,000 Chin, Daai E Ethnic Religions 12.0 % 5.0 %
 Chin, Falam 76,000 Chin, Falam Christianity 61.0 % 25.0 %
 Chin, Haka, Baungshe 135,000 Chin, Haka Christianity 65.0 % 35.0 %
 Chin, Khumi 66,000 Chin, Khumi Christianity 80.0 % 44.0 %
 Chin, Kuki, Thado-Kuki 40,000 Chin, Thado Christianity 70.0 % 35.0 %
 Danau 15,000 Danau Buddhism 0.5 % 0.4 %
 Eurasian, Anglo-Burmese 56,000 English Christianity 95.0 % 30.0 %
Gante, Gangte 6,500 Gangte Christianity 60.0 % 35.0 %
 Gujarati 35,000 Gujarati Hinduism 0.8 % 0.4 %
 Han Chinese, Cantonese 156,000 Chinese, Yue Buddhism 2.0 % 1.3 %
 Han Chinese, Hakka 38,000 Chinese, Hakka Buddhism 3.0 % 1.4 %
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 649,000 Chinese, Mandarin Buddhism 2.0 % 1.4 %
 Han Chinese, Min Nan 194,000 Chinese, Min Nan Buddhism 4.0 % 2.5 %
 Hindi 131,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.7 % 0.3 %
Hrangkhol 9,200 Hrangkhol E Ethnic Religions 35.0 % 25.0 %
 Hui, Panthay 8,900 Chinese, Mandarin Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Intha 102,000 Intha Buddhism 0.1 % 0.1 %
 Kachin, Jingpho 1,020,000 Jingpho Christianity 64.0 % 37.0 %
 Karen, Black, Pa-O 844,000 Pa'o Buddhism 1.7 % 0.3 %
Karen, Brek 25,000 Kayaw Christianity 87.0 % 36.0 %
Karen, Geba 46,000 Karen, Geba Christianity 86.0 % 20.0 %
Karen, Gheko 14,000 Karen, Geko Christianity 75.0 % 40.0 %
 Karen, Kayah 110,000 Kayah, Western Buddhism 28.0 % 20.0 %
 Karen, Lahta 11,000 Lahta E Ethnic Religions 5.0 % 3.5 %
 Khampti, Khamti Shan 76,000 Khamti Buddhism 0.1 % 0.0 %
Kiorr 11,000 Kiorr Buddhism 1.0 % 0.4 %
 Lahu 223,000 Lahu Christianity 80.0 % 43.0 %
 Lama 5,500 Lama E Ethnic Religions 16.0 % 10.0 %
 Lao 25,000 Lao Buddhism 3.0 % 0.9 %
 Laopang 10,000 Laopang E Ethnic Religions 14.0 % 11.0 %
 Lisu, Black 5,000 Lisu E Ethnic Religions 50.0 % 40.0 %
 Lisu, Southern 172,000 Lisu Christianity 85.0 % 52.0 %
 Lushai, Mizo 19,000 Mizo Christianity 90.0 % 45.0 %
Naga, Khiamniungan, Para 2,500 Naga, Para E Ethnic Religions 35.0 % 28.0 %
Naga, Konyak 1,500 Naga, Konyak Christianity 83.0 % 45.0 %
 Nepali, general 294,000 Nepali Hinduism 1.0 % 0.7 %
 Palaung, Golden, Shwe 227,000 Palaung, Shwe Buddhism 0.2 % 0.1 %
 Rakhine, Arakanese 2,694,000 Rakhine Buddhism 0.1 % 0.0 %
 Rohingya 980,000 Rohingya Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Tai Khun 130,000 Khun Buddhism 2.3 % 1.9 %
 Thai, Central 43,000 Thai Buddhism 0.6 % 0.4 %
  Totals:  155 53,760,000 52     8.8 % 5.1 %  

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
75.2 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 5.1 %)
8.8 %
Ethnic Religions
8.1 %
Hinduism
1.6 %
Islam
5.6 %
Non-Religious
0.5 %
Other / Small Religions
0.1 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
1.4 %
Independent
13.9 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.4 %
Protestant
61.7 %
Roman Catholic
14.5 %
Notes:

Major Religions: Religion percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each religion, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the religion's percentage.

Christianity Segments: Christian segment percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all the People Group who lives in each country. The number of individuals who practice each segment of Christianity, by People Group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the Christian segment's percentage.

Networking Possibilities

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There are many agencies and churches looking for additional staff to help them in their mission and calling in Myanmar (Burma). Internet searches are probably the best way to find these organizations. The following are some example search topics you might try:

  • Church planting agencies in Myanmar (Burma)
  • Christian ministry in Myanmar (Burma)
  • Business as mission
  • Christian literature distribution
  • Evangelism agencies
  • Christian discipleship
  • Short term Christian missions
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  • Urban ministries
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