Intha in Myanmar (Burma)

Joshua Project has identified the Intha only in Myanmar (Burma)
Population
103,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge


Shan State

Source:  Asia Harvest      Download

Introduction / History

The Intha people speak a nonstandard variety of Burmese. They live within southern Shan State, Myanmar, in the township of Shwe Nyaung.

They are fishermen and agriculturalists. Many of their villages are built right on top of Inle Lake. They travel around by boats, which they row with their legs.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Almost all of the Intha people are Buddhists. Some outreach is being done among them by local evangelists and missionaries from other people groups within Myanmar. Though local evangelists have visited the Intha, they are strongly attached to their Buddhist practice and belief and have not been receptive to belief in Jesus.


What Are Their Needs?

They need the Word of God translated. Since the Intha people speak a non-standard variety of Burmese, they would probably be able to adequately use the Burmese Bible. However, it would be beneficial to produce evangelistic materials (such as audio-visual materials, songs, tracts, etc.) in the Intha language.


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Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-06-17
People Name General Intha
People Name in Country Intha
Population in Myanmar (Burma) 103,000
World Population 103,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 3 to 4
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Inntha
People ID 12237
ROP3 Code 104040
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 Approximately 170,000 Intha people live in south-west Shan State of Myanmar....most Intha can be found living in villages surrounding Lake Inle, near Taunggyi.   Source:  Peoples of the Buddhist World, 2004
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 Approximately 170,000 Intha people live in south-west Shan State of Myanmar....most Intha can be found living in villages surrounding Lake Inle, near Taunggyi..   Source:  Peoples of the Buddhist World, 2004
Primary Language Intha (103,000 speakers)
Language Code int   Ethnologue Listing
Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Intha
Primary Language Intha (103,000 speakers)
Language Code int   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Intha

Primary Language:  Intha

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions No
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Religion Subdivision: Theravada
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
98.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.07 %)
0.10 %
Ethnic Religions
1.90 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
100.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Photo Source Second Wind Network  
Map Source Anonymous  
Video Source Asia Harvest
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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