Indo-Burman in India

Joshua Project has identified the Indo-Burman only in India






Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Burmese who live in India are a mixture of Indian descendants of Burmese people, Burmese refugees and immigrants. Most of the refugees are from the Chin people who are a minority group in Burma or Myanmar as it is also called. Some are from other groups such as the Rakhine.

Many Burmese came to India because of the troubles in Burma and India is a neighboring country. Chin refugees have been in India for about forty years. They help new refugees to adjust to their new circumstances.

The Burmese refugees live mainly in Mizoram but elsewhere too such as the capital New Delhi. Many Burmese are arriving in New Delhi every month. There is no legal protection for Burmese refugees in India. Though the Indo-Burmans speak Hindi and English as well as Burmese, some of the Chin have difficulty learning Hindi and English and this has caused them problems with the Indians here.

The Burmese in India have different religions. Some are Buddhists and others are Hindus. There are some of them who follow Christianity and there are Muslims among them too.

Prayer Points

* Pray that the problems the Burmese have had in their own country and in India will lead them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that Burmese Christians will lead the others among them to Salvation also.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Indo-Burman
People Name in Country Indo-Burman
Population in India 600
World Population 600
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Rohinga, Roshangia
Affinity Bloc Tibetan-Himalayan Peoples
People Cluster Burmese
People Name General Indo-Burman
Ethnic Code MSY50b
People ID 16969
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 21  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country West Bengal; Tripura; Mizoram, Mombusu, Dungjangtalang, Mowthimambrow villages; Assam..   Source:  Ethnologue 2007
Total States on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
West Bengal (600)
Total States on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
West Bengal (600)

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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)
Rakhine (600)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Rakhine 600
For Primary Language: Rakhine

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
God's Story Video Film / Video
Jesus Film: view in Rakhine Film / Video
Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
100.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Photo Source: People Teams  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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