Kachin Jingpo in Myanmar (Burma)


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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Introduction / History

The Jingpo claim to have originated on the Tibetan Plateau. The fact that some scholars believe the present-day Deng language in southeast Tibet is related to Jingpo, adds credence to their claims. During the Yuan and Ming dynasties (1271-1644) the Jingpo were known as the Yeren. They had probably arrived at their present location in western Yunnan by the start of the sixteenth century. From there they migrated south into northern Myanmar, where today they are the largest group in Kachin State.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Jingpo and Zaiwa are almost identical in every aspect of their historical and socioeconomic backgrounds, except for their political organization. The highest leader in Jingpo society is called Pumtu in Jingpo and Pumtsau in Zaiwa, meaning "master of the mountains." For centuries the Jingpo have practiced lashi or naji, meaning "snatching cows by military operation." This leads to on-going conflict with other nationalities. From 1980 to 1982 three Jingpo settlements reported 443 cases of lashi. The consequences were 7 deaths, 153 people wounded, and 338 cattle stolen.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Many Jingpo today are Christians, having been converted through the ceaseless efforts of missionaries starting in the 1870s. Jingpo legends "tell a story of the passage over a bridge, to the after-life ... these folk-myths came down from a long-gone past, like the far-carried boulders of the Glacial ages."


What Are Their Needs?

There are Christian believers among this people group that can share the only savior with others in Myanmar. They need the Lord to send them out and protect them as they go.


Prayer Points

Pray that the sheer wonder of knowing Jesus and the impact He has on their lives and the joy He brings spur believers to share Christ with the Kachin Jingpo people.
Pray the hearts of the Kachin Jingpo people would be stirred by a sovereign work of the Holy Spirit readying them for the time when they hear the gospel message being shared with them.
Pray they will experience dreams and visions of Jesus leading them into a saving relationship with Him.
Pray for an unstoppable Disciple Making Movement among the Kachin Jingpo people.


Scripture Prayers for the Kachin Jingpo in Myanmar (Burma).


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The Kachin

Source:  Asia Harvest      Download

People Name General Kachin
People Name in Country Kachin Jingpo
Pronunciation
Alternate Names Singpo; कॅचाइन, जिंगफो; Chingpaw; Chingpo; Dashan; Dashanhua; Indian Kachin; Jinghpaw; Jingpaw; Jingpho; Ka Khyen; Keqin; Marip; Nhkum; Singfo; Sing-fo; Singhpo; Singpho
Population this Country 1,033,000
Population all Countries 1,104,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 5
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 12401
ROP3 Code 104372
ROP25 Code 303454
ROP25 Name Kachin
Country Myanmar (Burma)
Region Asia, Southeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Very large area, mainly Kachin State, except for north and southwest; Shan State, Muse and Lashio districts; Sagaing region: western border strip.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Myanmar (Burma)
Region Asia, Southeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Very large area, mainly Kachin State, except for north and southwest; Shan State, Muse and Lashio districts; Sagaing region: western border strip..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
10.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 43.52 %)
64.00 %
Ethnic Religions
26.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Jingpho (1,033,000 speakers)
Language Code kac   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Jingpho (1,033,000 speakers)
Language Code kac   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Jingpho

Primary Language:  Jingpho

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1895-1912)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1912-2004)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1927-2016)
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YouVersion NT (www.bible.com) Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Jingpho Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video World Christian Videos World Christian Videos
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Scripture Earth Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
General YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Android Bible App: Jinghpaw Bible Faith Comes by Hearing
Mobile App Android Bible App: Jinghpaw Bible (CL) Faith Comes by Hearing
Mobile App Android Bible app: Jingpho YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Android Dictionary App: Kachin Dictionary Faith Comes by Hearing
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file Faith Comes by Hearing
Mobile App iOS Bible App: Jinghpaw Bible Faith Comes by Hearing
Mobile App iOS Bible App: Jinghpaw Bible (Common Language) Faith Comes by Hearing
Mobile App iOS Bible app: Jingpho YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App iOS Dictionary App: Kachin dictionary Faith Comes by Hearing
Text / Printed Matter Love letter to you from scripture Father's Love Letter
Text / Printed Matter Topical Scripture booklets and Bible studies World Missionary Press
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Video Source Asia Harvest
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