Chin, Bawm in Myanmar (Burma)

Joshua Project has identified the Chin, Bawm only in Myanmar (Burma)





Largest Religion

Main Language


Chin State

Source:  Asia Harvest      Download
Introduction / History

The Bawm live in southeast Bangladesh, with many living in various places of Bandarban district but about one-third living in parts of Rangamati district. The Bawm people speak their own language, and they have some written materials in their language such as the Bible, hymns, small books, etc. 100% of the Bawm call themselves Christian. Most of them are jhum (slash-and-burn shifting agriculture) farmers. Some of them are teachers, NGO workers, or pastors, preaching the Gospel to the Mru, to the Khumi, and to other ethnic communities of the Chittagong Hill Tracts.

Where Are they Located?

The Bawm live in the hilly areas. Their villages may be near roads, along riverbanks, or along the edge of the hills. A number of Bawm villages are situated in the valley.

What Are Their Lives Like?

They work as farmers, NGO workers, businessmen, teachers, pastors. Income comes from handicrafts and crops that they produce in their field. They trade with Bengalis and other ethnic community people such as the Marma and Khumi. They grow rice, ginger, turmeric, vegetables, pineapple, oranges, etc. Additionally they make bags, long skirts, shawls, etc. A few have Western musical instruments, computers, TVs, motorbikes, cell phones, etc.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Chin, Bawm
People Name in Country Chin, Bawm
Population in Myanmar (Burma) 1,700
World Population 1,700
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Banjogi, Bawn, Mizo
Affinity Bloc Tibetan-Himalayan Peoples
People Cluster Kuki-Chin-Naga
People Name General Chin, Bawm
Ethnic Code MSY50z
People ID 10741
Country Myanmar (Burma)
Region Southeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 25  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country South Chin Hills.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Chin, Bawm (1,700)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Chin, Bawm 1,700
For Primary Language: Chin, Bawm

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1961)
New Testament Yes   (1977)
Complete Bible Yes   (1989)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Independent

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 40.00 %)
100.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
95.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
5.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Photo Source: Anonymous  
Map Source: Burma Issues  
Video Source: Asia Harvest
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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