Karen, Lahta in Myanmar (Burma)

Joshua Project has identified the Karen, Lahta only in Myanmar (Burma)

Population

9,890

Christian

5%

Evangelical

3.5%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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Introduction / History

The Lahta people live in a mountainous region. There are about 30 villages, with most in Pekon or Pinlaugn Townships in southern Shan State, with a few in Yeni Township of Mandalay Division. Most Lahta are Buddhist or animist. A few are Roman Catholic. The older people may speak some regional languages in addition to Lahta, though the younger generation speak Lahta and Burmese. Lahta language vitality remains high, with everyone able to speak the language, though in Yeni Township the language is mixed with regional languages in a few villages. Their occupation is farming and they earn their income by farming. Cash is the means of exchange. Lahta gardens can be large and they grow jackfruit, mango, castor and other big trees. Some older people still wear their traditional clothes everyday, but not in every village.

Government primary schools exist in the area. They get electricity from hydro power and they get drinking water from streams. They have shrines in their houses. Dry season access by road is possible to some villages. Most travel by truck, motorcycle, or on foot. The men have short hair and the women have long hair. They sing traditional songs and accompany the songs with flute and drum. All ages of people sing songs.

The Lahta language is distinct and has high vitality.




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Country Myanmar (Burma)
Continent Asia
Region Southeast Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country Southern Shan state
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People Name General Karen, Lahta
People Name in Country Karen, Lahta
ROP3 Code 105575
Joshua Project People ID 12948
Indigenous Yes
Population in Myanmar (Burma) 9,890
Least-Reached No
Alternate Names for People Group Kayan Lahta,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Lahta: Karen, Lahta 9,891
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Affinity Bloc Tibetan-Himalayan Peoples
People Cluster Karen
People Name General Karen, Lahta
Ethnic Code MSY50g
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Largest Religion Ethnic Religions
Buddhism
25.00%
Christianity
5%    ( Evangelical  3.5% )
Ethnic Religions
70.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
2.00%
Protestant
83.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
15.00%
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Map Source: Burma Issues
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