Chin, Falam in Myanmar (Burma)

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





Largest Religion

Main Language


Chin State

Source:  Asia Harvest      Download
Introduction / History

Falam is one of the cities in Burma, located within the township of Falam. Falam was the capital city of Chin State until it was moved to Haka. Within the township of Falam there are about many sub-groups: Zahau, Zanniat, Ngawn, Sim, Laizo, Tlaisun, Hualngo, Tapong, Hlawnceu, etc. A heart-shaped lake called Rih lake located near the border of India is also one of the largest lakes in Chin state. Many of the clans in Falam Township were very dominant until English colonization. (E.g. Zahau, Tlaisun). Each clan has their own unique language, but today everyone in Falam township can speak the Falam Chin language, a language that is spoken primarily in Falam City. The language is most similar to Zahau, Tlaisun, and Laizo dialects. Due to the American missionaries, the vast majority of Falam people converted to Christianity. Because of their ethnicity and their religion, Falam people are discriminated against greatly by the Burmese military government.

Where Are they Located?

They are located in Chin State, in the western part of Myanmar. It borders India.

What Are Their Lives Like?

Falam people live relatively quiet and normal lives. Crimes are very few and children can go as they please without harm. The people usually leave their doors unlocked as robbery is unheard of.

However, after the occupation of the Burmese soldiers in Falam city, there have been many cases of rape and torture. Many of the townspeople are also required to do forced labor, so the younger generation is fleeing from Burma.

What Are Their Beliefs?

The great majority of the population consider themselves to be Christians. The majority of Falam people are Baptists.

What Are Their Needs?

They need clean water, enough food, and healthcare. They also need to be strong in the Lord so that they can become good Christians.

Prayer Points

* Pray for the government to change and to have freedom of religion inside Burma.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Chin, Falam
People Name in Country Chin, Falam
Population in Myanmar (Burma) 77,000
World Population 77,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Falam Chin, Hallam, Hallam Chin, Laiso Chin, Tipura, Zanniat, Zanniat Chin
Affinity Bloc Tibetan-Himalayan Peoples
People Cluster Kuki-Chin-Naga
People Name General Chin, Falam
Ethnic Code MSY50c
People ID 12044
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 Falam District, Chin Hills.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Chin, Falam (77,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Chin, Falam 77,000
For Primary Language: Chin, Falam

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1933-1994)
New Testament Yes   (1951-2006)
Complete Bible Yes   (1991-2011)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible: Falam Common Language Bible Text / Printed Matter
Jesus Film: view in Chin, Falam Film / Video
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Protestant

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 25.00 %)
61.00 %
Ethnic Religions
39.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
20.0 %
5.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
65.0 %
Roman Catholic
10.0 %
Photo Source: Charles Keen  
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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