Chin, Zo Mingphuin in Myanmar (Burma)

Joshua Project has identified the Chin, Zo Mingphuin only in Myanmar (Burma)

Population

53,200

Christian

75.0%

Evangelical

42.0%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Chin State

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Profile Source: Anonymous


Introduction / History

Zo Mingphuin is a very distinct ethnic people in Burma. It is very difficult to get historical records of this ethnic people as they didn't have a written languages many years ago. But it still can be traced back as far to the year 1300 AD as there are the names of the places and traditional songs which can reveal the times being composed and the stories of ancient people. These people are from a Tibeto-Burman group and are familiar with all other Chin groups even though they have their own written language which is intellegible to others. These people called themselves "Zo Mingphuin" from the early times while others called them "Zotung" from during and after British rule. From 1931, their language was recorded using the Roman alphabet. It was called "Zo Ccaaw" (Zo Literature). Many gospel songs were translated from Lai Holh to their language and published with the name "Zo Hlaw Cca-uk". And another national organization also was established during that period named "ZSBB" (Zo Sia-imua Bawmku Bu, or "Zo Students Coorperation Organization"). But unfortunately, because of the influence of other races, some people use "Zotung" as their ethnic name without studying their history.


Where are they Located?

This ethnic group is located in the center or heartland of todays' Chin State bordering with Burma in the east, Sethang from the north, Lautu and Mara from the west and Matu and Mindat from the south.


What are Their Lives Like?

Most of these people are farmers and prefer hunting animals for their meals like other Chin groups.


What are Their Beliefs?

In early history, the Zo Mingphuin believed in Khozi as god and they used to pray to Khozi for their health, wealth and sins through Khuarum services. But when the western missionaries entered Chinland, the Zo people converted to Christianity between the 1930s and the present.


What are Their Needs?

Education, health, communication and easy transportation are much needed.


Prayer Points

* Pray for increased education opportunities.
* Pray for adequate health services.
* Pray for an interest in and respect for their own history



Profile Source: Anonymous

People Name General Chin, Zo Mingphuin
People Name in Country Chin, Zo Mingphuin
Population in Myanmar (Burma) 53,200
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Chin, Zotung, Zobya
Affinity Bloc Tibetan-Himalayan Peoples
People Cluster Kuki-Chin-Naga
People Name General Chin, Zo Mingphuin
Ethnic Code MSY50c
Country Myanmar (Burma)
Continent Asia
Region Southeast Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country Chin Hills, South of Haka Township
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Chin, Zotung (53,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Chin, Zotung 53,000
Category Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Largest Religion Christianity
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
75%    ( Evangelical  42% )
Ethnic Religions
25.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
10.00%
Protestant
80.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
10.00%
Photo Source: Joel Mang
Map Source: Burma Issues
Video Source: Asia Harvest
Profile Source:
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