Mru, Mro in Myanmar (Burma)


Population
25,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge


Rakhine State

Source:  Asia Harvest      Download

Introduction / History

The Mro are also called Mru. They live mostly in Western Burma or Myanmar in the Chin Hill region. There are two main streams in the region and as a result there can be floods when there are monsoons.

The Mro speak Mru which is a Tibeto-Burman language. Latin and the Mru alphabet are used for reading and writing.

The Mro work in cultivation. They believe that a dragon causes earthquakes. When a child is born, bamboos are put on the stream bank and they kill a chicken and put its blood on the bamboo in order to worship the Nats who they believe in.

Regarding marriage among the Mro, the son who wants to be the bridegroom talks with his father about the woman he wants to marry and the father, son and others go to the house of the woman he wants to be his bride. Items are given to the parents of the bride. The father talks to his daughter about her marrying him and if she agrees, a dowry is given. A marriage promise is allowed to be broken as long as one of them says they do not love the other.

For funerals, the Mro cremate the dead and rituals are performed.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Mro follow Buddhism and animism. Most of them are followers of Theravada Buddhism. There are Christians among them too. In the late 1990s many became Christians due to what happened when Buddhist monks tried to force Christians to become Buddhists. A thunder bolt stopped them first of all. Then lightning destroyed a Buddhist temple. More tried to attack another Christian village and as they went on a raft, fog came. The raft was crashed into by a barge and people on the raft drowned. Many people became Christians as a result. This could help more of the Mro to become Christians when reminded of this.


Prayer Points

* Pray that signs and wonders will bring the Mro to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that the Mro Christians will lead many of their people to Salvation.


References

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/mro_people


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Mru
People Name in Country Mru, Mro
Population in Myanmar (Burma) 25,000
World Population 60,500
Total Countries 3
Indigenous No
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Khammi, Mro, Mrung, Murong, Murung, Niopreng, मृू
People ID 13849
ROP3 Code 106847
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 Rakhine State, Buthidaung, Maungdaw, and Ponnagyun townships.   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 Rakhine State, Buthidaung, Maungdaw, and Ponnagyun townships..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language: Mru (25,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: mro   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Mru (25,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: mro   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Mru

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1934)
New Testament Yes   (1994)
Complete Bible No
 
Possible Print Bibles
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Mru
Primary Religion: Buddhism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
95.99 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.40 %)
4.01 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source: Gerald Roberts  
Map Source: Bethany World Prayer Center  
Video Source: Asia Harvest
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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