Chin, Haka, Baungshe in Myanmar (Burma)

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





Largest Religion

Main Language


Chin State

Source:  Asia Harvest      Download
Introduction / History

The Haka are one of many Chin groups in the Chin state in western Burma (Myanmar). There are about 500,000 Haka that are spread across a large area, from Chin state in western Burma, to eastern Bangladesh and eastern India. Most Haka are rural slash-and-burn subsistence farmers, who make some money selling produce and livestock in township markets.

Though formerly animists, they are now overwhelmingly Christian, having been evangelized since 1899, the year American Baptist missionaries first came to the area. There is a thriving Christian community among the Haka that is well organized with Bible schools, pastors and churches. The Haka church is self-supporting. There is a complete Bible translated into the Haka language, completed in 2005. There is also a hymnal that was completed in 1970. Though the church is self-supporting among the Haka people, it is quite poor. They often need outside assistance when erecting church buildings. Pastors are also sometimes paid by Christian organizations outside of the Haka people. Bible education for Haka Christian workers is usually in English, due to lack of materials in Haka.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Chin, Haka
People Name in Country Chin, Haka, Baungshe
Population in Myanmar (Burma) 136,000
World Population 136,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Baungshe, Haka Chin, Tlantlang, Zotung
Affinity Bloc Tibetan-Himalayan Peoples
People Cluster Kuki-Chin-Naga
People Name General Chin, Haka
Ethnic Code MSY50c
People ID 12037
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 Chin Hills, Haka area.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Chin, Haka: Zokhua (136,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Chin, Haka: Zokhua 136,000
For Primary Language: Chin, Haka

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1920-1992)
New Testament Yes   (1940-2009)
Complete Bible Yes   (1978-2005)
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible: Hakha Common Language Bible Text / Printed Matter
Fathers Love Letter Text / Printed Matter
God's Story Video Film / Video
Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Protestant

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 35.00 %)
65.00 %
Ethnic Religions
35.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
10.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
80.0 %
Roman Catholic
10.0 %
Photo Source: Charles Keen  
Map Source: Anonymous  
Video Source: Asia Harvest
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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