Sino-Burmese in Myanmar (Burma)

Joshua Project has identified the Sino-Burmese only in Myanmar (Burma)





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Sino Burmese have lived in China for a long time and are also called Burmese Chinese. They have major parts in business in Burma or Myanmar. They are well educated and have ruling roles regards the Burmese economy.

The city of Mandalay is important for trading and Chinese businessmen have become very involved in the economy of this city. Many have come from Yunnan province in China.

Sport such as football has become very big in Burma and the Chinese are involved in that and also have businesses in restaurants, stores, money exchange and manufacturing for example. They also have links with big Chinese corporations in things like shipbuilding.

Most Chinese in Burma speak in Burmese. The more educated can speak Mandarin and English too. Their religion is mainly Buddhism. There are many Buddhist Chinese temples in the capital Rangoon or Yangon. Most Sino Burmese live in the big cities. They tend to eat similar foods to that in China.

Amongst the Sino Chinese in Burma are the Panthay Hui who follow Islam.

Prayer Points

* Pray that the Sino Burmese look to Jesus Christ rather than making money as their main goal
* Pray that gospel materials will bring them to Salvation in Jesus Christ.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

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People Name General Sino-Burmese
People Name in Country Sino-Burmese
Population in Myanmar (Burma) 17,000
World Population 17,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.2
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc East Asian Peoples
People Cluster Chinese
People Name General Sino-Burmese
Ethnic Code MSY42a
People ID 14199
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 South, central, and adjacent areas.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Enthologue Language Map

Ethnolinguistic map from University of Texas or other map

Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Burmese (17,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Burmese 17,000
For Primary Language: Burmese

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1815-1985)
New Testament Yes   (1832-1987)
Complete Bible Yes   (1835-2006)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible-in-Your-Language Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Common Language Bible Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Judson Bible Text / Printed Matter
Bibles, Bible League Text / Printed Matter
Fathers Love Letter Text / Printed Matter
Four Spiritual Laws General
General Ministry Resources Film / Video
God's Story Video Film / Video
Got Questions Ministry General
Jesus Film: view in Burmese Film / Video
My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime) Film / Video
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project) Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project) Film / Video
The Hope Video Film / Video
World Missionary Press Booklets Text / Printed Matter
Primary Religion: Buddhism

Major Religion Percent
98.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.70 %)
1.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
1.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
10.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
65.0 %
Roman Catholic
25.0 %
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Profile Source: Anonymous  
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