Burmese in New Zealand





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

About half of the refugees in New Zealand are from Burma or Myanmar as it is now also called. Most of the Burmese living there are refugees. It is said they remain in New Zealand as there is nothing for them in Burma. Though there are language problems, the children have homes to live in and can gain an education in New Zealand.

The community networks for women play a big part in helping women to get used to life in New Zealand. They provide information and help with keeping their culture. There are education classes for adults and children. Volunteers and teachers help the women to adjust to life there. They help with relationships between the Burmese and New Zealanders.

The Burmese in New Zealand speak Burmese and English. Most of them are Buddhists by religion. Many of them live in Wellington and Auckland.

Prayer Points

* Pray that the troubles in Burma will lead the Burmese to come to Salvation.
* Pray that New Zealand Christians will show the Burmese here love and lead them to Jesus Christ.



Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Burmese
People Name in Country Burmese
Population in New Zealand 2,200
World Population 31,632,000
Countries 16
Progress Scale 1.2
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Bama, Bamar, Bamas, Burman, Man, Myan, Myan, Myen, Myanmas, Myen, Yaw
Affinity Bloc Tibetan-Himalayan Peoples
People Cluster Burmese
People Name General Burmese
Ethnic Code MSY50b
People ID 11029

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Enthologue Language Map

Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Burmese (2,200)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Burmese 2,200
For Primary Language: Burmese

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1815-1985)
New Testament Yes   (1832-1987)
Complete Bible Yes   (1835-2006)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible-in-Your-Language Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Common Language Bible Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Judson Bible Text / Printed Matter
Bibles, Bible League Text / Printed Matter
Fathers Love Letter Text / Printed Matter
Four Spiritual Laws General
General Ministry Resources Film / Video
God's Story Video Film / Video
Got Questions Ministry General
Jesus Film: view in Burmese Film / Video
My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime) Film / Video
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project) Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project) Film / Video
The Hope Video Film / Video
World Missionary Press Booklets Text / Printed Matter
Primary Religion: Buddhism

Major Religion Percent
94.70 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.20 %)
0.60 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
4.30 %
0.40 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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Profile Source: Anonymous  
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