Danu in Myanmar (Burma)

Joshua Project has identified the Danu only in Myanmar (Burma)





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

Danu people speak a nonstandard variety of Burmese. They live within Shan State, Myanmar, in the townships of Taunggyi, Yak Sauk, Pindaya, Ywa Ngan, Ye Oo, Aung Ban, and Kalaw.

They are fishermen and agriculturalists. A

What Are Their Beliefs?

lmost all of the Danu people are Buddhists. Some outreach is being done among them by local evangelists and missionaries from other people groups within Myanmar.

What Are Their Needs?

Since the Danu people speak a nonstandard variety of Burmese, they would probably be able to adequately use the Burmese Bible. However, it would be beneficial to produce evangelistic materials (such as audio-visual materials, songs, tracts, etc.) in the Danu language.

Prayer Points

Pray that God will send more Christians to the Danu and that the Holy Spirit will soften their hearts so they will want to know the truth.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Danu
People Name in Country Danu
Population in Myanmar (Burma) 116,000
World Population 116,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.2
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc Tibetan-Himalayan Peoples
People Cluster Tibeto-Burman, other
People Name General Danu
Ethnic Code MSY50
People ID 20566
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 Shan State, Danu self-administered zone, Ywa Ngan and Pindaya townships; Taunggyi, Yak Sauk, Ye Oo, Aung Ban, and Kalaw townships..   Source:  Ethnologue 17th Edition
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Danu (116,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Danu 116,000
For Primary Language: Danu

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

Major Religion Percent
90.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.50 %)
2.00 %
Ethnic Religions
8.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
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 %
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