Intha in Myanmar (Burma)

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

Population

92,300

Christian

0.10%

Evangelical

0.07%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Shan State

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Profile Source: Anonymous


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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Country Myanmar (Burma)
Continent Asia
Region Southeast Asia
10/40 Window Yes
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.
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People Name General Intha
People Name in Country Intha
ROP3 Code 104040
Joshua Project People ID 12237
Indigenous Yes
Population in Myanmar (Burma) 92,300
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Inntha,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Intha 92,262
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Affinity Bloc Tibetan-Himalayan Peoples
People Cluster Burmese
People Name General Intha
Ethnic Code MSY50b
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Largest Religion Buddhism
Buddhism
98.00%
Christianity
0.10%    ( Evangelical  0.07% )
Ethnic Religions
1.90%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
0.00%
Protestant
100.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
0.00%
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Map Source: Anonymous
Video Source: Asia Harvest
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