Bawm Chin in Myanmar (Burma)

The Chin, Bawm have only been reported in Myanmar (Burma)
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Introduction / History

The Bawm live in southeast Bangladesh, with many living in various places of Bandarban district but about one-third living in parts of Rangamati district. The Bawm people speak their own language, and they have some written materials in their language such as the Bible, hymns, small books, etc. 100% of the Bawm call themselves Christian. Most of them are jhum (slash-and-burn shifting agriculture) farmers. Some of them are teachers, NGO workers, or pastors, preaching the Gospel to the Mru, to the Khumi, and to other ethnic communities of the Chittagong Hill Tracts.


Where Are they Located?

The Bawm live in the hilly areas. Their villages may be near roads, along riverbanks, or along the edge of the hills. A number of Bawm villages are situated in the valley.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They work as farmers, NGO workers, businessmen, teachers, pastors. Income comes from handicrafts and crops that they produce in their field. They trade with Bengalis and other ethnic community people such as the Marma and Khumi. They grow rice, ginger, turmeric, vegetables, pineapple, oranges, etc. Additionally they make bags, long skirts, shawls, etc. A few have Western musical instruments, computers, TVs, motorbikes, cell phones, etc.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Chin, Bawm in Myanmar (Burma).


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Chin State
Source:  Asia Harvest      Download

People Name General Chin, Bawm
People Name in Country Chin, Bawm
Natural Name Bawm Chin
Population this Country 700
Population all Countries 700
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 5
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Banjogi; Bawn; Mizo
People ID 10741
ROP3 Code 101163
Country Myanmar (Burma)
Region Asia, Southeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 18  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Chin State, Paletwa township, south Chin hills, Pi Taung, Ton Balay, and Bahun Taung villages.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Myanmar (Burma)
Region Asia, Southeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 18  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Chin State, Paletwa township, south Chin hills, Pi Taung, Ton Balay, and Bahun Taung villages..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Language Chin, Bawm (700 speakers)
Language Code bgr   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Chin, Bawm (700 speakers)
Language Code bgr   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Chin, Bawm

Primary Language:  Chin, Bawm

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1961)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1977)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1989-2018)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (Global Recordings Network)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (Faith Comes By Hearing)
General Gospel resources links (Scripture Earth)
General Gospel website in this language
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file from Faith Comes By Hearing
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Chin, Bawm
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Independent
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 40.00 %)
100.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
95.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
5.0 %
Protestant
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Photo Source Adam Jones - Flickr  Creative Commons 
Video Source Asia Harvest
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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