Intha in Myanmar (Burma)

Joshua Project has identified the Intha only in Myanmar (Burma)





Largest Religion

Main Language


Shan State

Source:  Asia Harvest      Download
Where Are they Located?

The Intha people speak a nonstandard variety of Burmese. They live within southern Shan State, Myanmar, in the township of Shwe Nyaung.

What Are Their Lives Like?

They are fishermen and agriculturalists. Many of their villages are built right on top of Inle Lake. They travel around by boats, which they row with their legs.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Almost all of the Intha people are Buddhists. Some outreach is being done among them by local evangelists and missionaries from other people groups within Myanmar. Though local evangelists have visited the Intha, they are strongly attached to their Buddhist practice and belief and have not been receptive to belief in Jesus.

What Are Their Needs?

They need the Word of God translated. Since the Intha people speak a non-standard variety of Burmese, they would probably be able to adequately use the Burmese Bible. However, it would be beneficial to produce evangelistic materials (such as audio-visual materials, songs, tracts, etc.) in the Intha language.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2008-06-17
People Name General Intha
People Name in Country Intha
Population in Myanmar (Burma) 103,000
World Population 103,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.2
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Inntha
Affinity Bloc Tibetan-Himalayan Peoples
People Cluster Burmese
People Name General Intha
Ethnic Code MSY50b
People ID 12237
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 Approximately 170,000 Intha people live in south-west Shan State of Myanmar....most Intha can be found living in villages surrounding Lake Inle, near Taunggyi..   Source:  Peoples of the Buddhist World, 2004
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Intha (103,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Intha 103,000
For Primary Language: Intha

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Religion Subdivision: Theravada

Major Religion Percent
98.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.07 %)
0.10 %
Ethnic Religions
1.90 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
100.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Photo Source: Second Wind Network  
Map Source: Anonymous  
Video Source: Asia Harvest
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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