Chin, Bawm in Myanmar (Burma)

Joshua Project has identified the Chin, Bawm only in Myanmar (Burma)
Population
1,700
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge


Chin State

Source:  Asia Harvest      Download

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.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  
Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Chin, Bawm
People Name in Country Chin, Bawm
Population in Myanmar (Burma) 1,700
World Population 1,700
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached No
Progress Scale 5
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Banjogi, Bawn, Mizo
People ID 10741
ROP3 Code 101163
Country Myanmar (Burma)
Region Southeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 23  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country South Chin Hills   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Country Myanmar (Burma)
Region Southeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 23  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country South Chin Hills.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Primary Language: Chin, Bawm (1,700 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: bgr   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Chin, Bawm (1,700 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: bgr   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Chin, Bawm

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1961)
New Testament Yes   (1977)
Complete Bible Yes   (1989)
Audio Bible Online
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
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: Anonymous  
Map Source: Burma Issues  
Video Source: Asia Harvest
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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