Naga, Khiamniungan, Para in Myanmar (Burma)

Joshua Project has identified the Naga, Khiamniungan only in Myanmar (Burma)





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Introduction / History

The Para Naga are also known as Jejara Naga. Jejara means "the people who love and live a life of peace and tranquility". The term "Para" is derived from the word "Parasar" which means "new village founders", and was used to refer to anyone who wandered around and then came and settled down in Myanmar.

The Naga are one of many Tibeto-Burman groups. They are said to have migrated from Tibet and entered Myanmar through what is now Kachin State. They moved along the Chindwin valleys and scattered throughout Manipur, Assam and even into eastern Bangladesh. From these locations, some Naga later returned to Myanmar. Many Naga also live in Nagaland in Northeast India.

Many Naga people are agriculturalists. They produce their own food and clothing, and sell and trade fruit (oranges) and vegetables. Sometimes, when they can't get to the market, they trade oranges for rice from Chinese merchants.

Where Are they Located?

Historically, the Naga are the peoples who live in the Brahmaputra and Chindwin valleys. Until recent times, all of the groups in this large geographical region called themselves Naga and often claimed that they were one group. Although they occupy a continuous stretch of hill country between the Brahmaputra and Chindwin valleys, these groups are not homogeneous ethnically, culturally, or linguistically.

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People Name General Naga, Khiamniungan
People Name in Country Naga, Khiamniungan, Para
Population in Myanmar (Burma) 2,500
World Population 2,500
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Khiamngan Naga, Para
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 Northwest, Sagaing Division, Khamti District, Layshi and Homalin Townships.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Naga, Para (2,500)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Naga, Para 2,500
For Primary Language: Naga, Para

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
None reported  
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 28.00 %)
35.00 %
Ethnic Religions
65.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
15.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
85.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Map Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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