Burmese in New Zealand

Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

About half of the refugees in New Zealand are from Burma or Myanmar as it is now also called. Most of the Burmese living there are refugees. It is said they remain in New Zealand as there is nothing for them in Burma. Though there are language problems, the children have homes to live in and can gain an education in New Zealand.

The community networks for women play a big part in helping women to get used to life in New Zealand. They provide information and help with keeping their culture. There are education classes for adults and children. Volunteers and teachers help the women to adjust to life there. They help with relationships between the Burmese and New Zealanders.

The Burmese in New Zealand speak Burmese and English. Most of them are Buddhists by religion. Many of them live in Wellington and Auckland.

Prayer Points

* Pray that the troubles in Burma will lead the Burmese to come to Salvation.
* Pray that New Zealand Christians will show the Burmese here love and lead them to Jesus Christ.



Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Burmese
People Name in Country Burmese
Population in New Zealand 2,200
World Population 31,535,900
Total Countries 17
Indigenous No
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Bama, Bamar, Bamas, Burman, Man, Myan, Myan, Myen, Myanmas, Myen, Yaw, बर्मीज़
People ID 11029
ROP3 Code 101776

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language: Burmese (2,200 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: mya   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Burmese (2,200 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: mya   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Burmese

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1815-1985)
New Testament Yes   (1832-1987)
Complete Bible Yes   (1835-2006)
Audio Bible Online
Possible Print Bibles
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)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video A Greater Love (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Creation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Burmese
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video To the Golden City (Indigitube.tv)
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Common Language Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Judson Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter Fathers Love Letter
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Buddhism

Major Religion Percent
94.70 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.20 %)
0.60 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
4.30 %
0.40 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Other Christian
Roman Catholic
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Profile Source: Anonymous  
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