Falam is one of the cities in Burma, located within the township of Falam. Falam was the capital city of Chin State until it was moved to Haka. Within the township of Falam there are about many sub-groups: Zahau, Zanniat, Ngawn, Sim, Laizo, Tlaisun, Hualngo, Tapong, Hlawnceu, etc. A heart-shaped lake called Rih lake located near the border of India is also one of the largest lakes in Chin state. Many of the clans in Falam Township were very dominant until English colonization. (E.g. Zahau, Tlaisun). Each clan has their own unique language, but today everyone in Falam township can speak the Falam Chin language, a language that is spoken primarily in Falam City. The language is most similar to Zahau, Tlaisun, and Laizo dialects. Due to the American missionaries, the vast majority of Falam people converted to Christianity. Because of their ethnicity and their religion, Falam people are discriminated against greatly by the Burmese military government.
They are located in Chin State, in the western part of Myanmar. It borders India.
Falam people live relatively quiet and normal lives. Crimes are very few and children can go as they please without harm. The people usually leave their doors unlocked as robbery is unheard of.
However, after the occupation of the Burmese soldiers in Falam city, there have been many cases of rape and torture. Many of the townspeople are also required to do forced labor, so the younger generation is fleeing from Burma.
The great majority of the population consider themselves to be Christians. The majority of Falam people are Baptists.
They need clean water, enough food, and healthcare. They also need to be strong in the Lord so that they can become good Christians.
* Pray for the government to change and to have freedom of religion inside Burma.
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
|People Name General||Chin, Falam|
|People Name in Country||Chin, Falam|
|Progress Scale||5 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|GSEC||6 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed|
|Alternate Names||Falam Chin, Hallam, Hallam Chin, Laiso Chin, Tipura, Zanniat, Zanniat Chin|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||24 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Location in Country||Chin State: Falam township. Source: Ethnologue 2016|
Primary Language: Chin, Falam
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1951-2006)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|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||Jesus Film: view in Chin, Falam|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: Falam Common Language Bible|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent|
|Christianity (Evangelical 25.00 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|