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Introduction / History
The Kaang villages are in Mindat Township within southern Chin State. The landscape of the region of these people is mountainous. The Kaang area borders with the Müün [mwq] on the east, with Daai [dao] on the west and south, and with Rawngtu [weu] on the north in Mindat Township. All of the Kaang villages are found on the west of the Mon Chaung (stream). It seems that there are only four villages that identify themselves by the name Kaang and consider themselves Kaang: Old Kruk, New Kruk, Hlatui, and Yophawng. According to the Mindat District figures, the total population of the Kaang in 2008 was 1,438 people.
It seems that the Kaang people are very interested to have their own literature because they have produced Christian songbooks in their language and they are currently printing New Testaments. However, there seems to be disagreement between church leaders about how to write Kaang.
The Kaang people need to come to agreement regarding how to write Kaang and develop a literature committee that represents the different villages and denominations. Since there is interest in Bible translation and a New Testament draft has already been completed, the team would like to recommend that the Kaang get further Bible and translation training in order to revise and improve the translation and to seek advice from the Bible Society in how to proceed.
What are Their Beliefs?
Most of the people in the Kaang village of Kruk are Christians and a few people practice traditional religion. The Christian denominations in Kruk village are the Baptist Church, Church of the Living God, Christian Reformed Church, Roman Catholic, and Christian Reformed Evangelical Church.