Naga, Long Phuri in Myanmar (Burma)


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

Population

2,200

Christian

Evangelical

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction / History

Long Phuri Naga are also called Amimi Naga. Their language has traditionally been classified as a Makuri Naga dialect. However, it is clear that Long Phuri is a distinct language from Makuri. 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.

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. As 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.



Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Naga, Long Phuri
People Name in Country Naga, Long Phuri
Population in Myanmar (Burma) 2,200
World Population 2,200
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
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 Township.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Enthologue Language Map

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Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Naga, Long Phuri (2,200)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Naga, Long Phuri 2,200

For Main Lanugage: Naga, Long Phuri


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

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 8.00 %)
90.00 %
Ethnic Religions
10.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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