Rakhine, Arakanese in Myanmar (Burma)


Population
2,717,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge


Rakhine State

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Where Are they Located?

The Rakhine people speak a nonstandard variety of Burmese. They live throughout Rakhine State, Myanmar, mainly in the townships of Sittwe, Ponnagyun, Kyauktaw, Mrauk Oo, Kyauk Phyu, Man Aung, Taunggup, and Thandwe. Many other minority people living in Rakhine State and nearby Paletwa Township (Chin State) can also speak Rakhine as their second language. The Rakhine people are fishermen and agriculturalists.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Almost all of the Rakhine people are staunch Buddhists. Some outreach is being done among them by local evangelists and missionaries from other people groups within Myanmar.


What Are Their Needs?

Since the Rakhine people speak a nonstandard variety of Burmese, they would probably be able to adequately use the Burmese Bible for written literature. However, it would be beneficial to produce evangelistic materials (such as audio-visual materials, songs, tracts, etc.) in the Rakhine language.


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Prayer Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2006-07-19
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-06-09
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-06-08
People Name General Arakanese
People Name in Country Rakhine, Arakanese
Population in Myanmar (Burma) 2,717,000
World Population 2,960,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Maga, Magh, Maghi, Marma, Mash, Mogh, Morma, Mugg, Yakan, Yakine, अरकनेसए
People ID 13207
ROP3 Code 106013
Country Myanmar (Burma)
Region Southeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 23  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Bay of Bengal, widespread throughout Rakhine State; Bago, Shwegyin and Waw townships; some in Chin State, Paletwa township.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Myanmar (Burma)
Region Southeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 23  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Bay of Bengal, widespread throughout Rakhine State; Bago, Shwegyin and Waw townships; some in Chin State, Paletwa township..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language: Rakhine   People group listing
Language Code: rki   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 2
Secondary Languages:
Burmese
Primary Language: Rakhine   People group listing
Language Code: rki   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 2
Secondary Languages:
Burmese
Primary Language: Rakhine

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Rakhine
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Religion Subdivision: Theravada

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
67.50 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.04 %)
0.10 %
Ethnic Religions
15.00 %
Hinduism
0.30 %
Islam
17.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.10 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
20.0 %
Independent
4.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
1.0 %
Protestant
35.0 %
Roman Catholic
40.0 %
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Video Source: Asia Harvest
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