Chin, Haka in Myanmar (Burma)

Joshua Project has identified the Chin, Haka only in Myanmar (Burma)
Population
137,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge


Chin State

Source:  Asia Harvest      Download

Introduction / History

The Haka are one of many Chin groups in the Chin state in western Burma (Myanmar). There are about 500,000 Haka that are spread across a large area, from Chin state in western Burma, to eastern Bangladesh and eastern India. Most Haka are rural slash-and-burn subsistence farmers, who make some money selling produce and livestock in township markets.

Though formerly animists, they are now overwhelmingly Christian, having been evangelized since 1899, the year American Baptist missionaries first came to the area. There is a thriving Christian community among the Haka that is well organized with Bible schools, pastors and churches. The Haka church is self-supporting. There is a complete Bible translated into the Haka language, completed in 2005. There is also a hymnal that was completed in 1970. Though the church is self-supporting among the Haka people, it is quite poor. They often need outside assistance when erecting church buildings. Pastors are also sometimes paid by Christian organizations outside of the Haka people. Bible education for Haka Christian workers is usually in English, due to lack of materials in Haka.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  
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People Name General Chin, Haka
People Name in Country Chin, Haka
Population in Myanmar (Burma) 137,000
World Population 137,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached No
Progress Scale 5
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Baungshe, Haka Chin, Tlantlang, Zotung
People ID 12037
ROP3 Code 103648
Country Myanmar (Burma)
Region Southeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 28  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Chin State: Hakha township; Magway region: extreme north, 2 small border areas.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Myanmar (Burma)
Region Southeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 28  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Chin State: Hakha township; Magway region: extreme north, 2 small border areas..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Chin, Hakha (137,000 speakers)
Language Code cnh   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Primary Dialect Zokhua
Dialect Code 8775   Global Recordings Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Chin, Hakha
Primary Language Chin, Hakha (137,000 speakers)
Language Code cnh   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Zokhua
Dialect Code 8775   Global Recordings Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Chin, Hakha

Primary Language:  Chin, Hakha

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1920-1992)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1940-2009)
Bible-Complete Yes   (1978-2016)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text 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)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Hakha Common Language Bible
Text / Printed Matter Fathers Love Letter
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Protestant
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 35.00 %)
65.00 %
Ethnic Religions
35.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
10.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
80.0 %
Roman Catholic
10.0 %
Photo Source Charles Keen  
Map Source Anonymous  
Video Source Asia Harvest
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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