Phun, Hpon in Myanmar (Burma)

Joshua Project has identified the Phun only in Myanmar (Burma)
Population
1,600
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Hpon Phun people are not well known outside of their Myanmar homeland. At this point in time, they do not have the chance to be reached with the gospel, partly because they live in a closed country.


Where Are they Located?

The Hpon Phun people live only in northern Myanmar.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Like other people groups in this region, the Hpon Phun people earn a meager living by farming rice and vegetables. Their meat supply comes from their livestock and by fishing. There are related Phun peoples who raise silkworms.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Hpon Phun people are animistic, meaning that they are at the mercy of the spirit world. They make offerings to the spirits in hopes of being blessed with abundant harvests and healthy family members. Neglecting the spirits will result in curses in these areas.


What Are Their Needs?

The Hpon Phun people need to be released from fear of wicked spirits.


Prayer Points

* Pray for spiritual openness among the Hpon Phun people of Myanmar.
* Pray for dreams and visions for Hpon Phun leaders that will give them the willingness to encourage believers to reach their tribe.
* Pray for the Hpon Phun people to have the chance to hear the gospel in a culturally appropriate way.
* Pray for a disciple making movement among this people group to transform their communities in Myanmar.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Phun
People Name in Country Phun, Hpon
Population in Myanmar (Burma) 1,600
World Population 1,600
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1 to 2
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Hpon, Phon, Samong
People ID 14381
ROP3 Code 108014
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 Kachin State, Bhamo district, upper Ayeyarwady gorges.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
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 Kachin State, Bhamo district, upper Ayeyarwady gorges..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Language Burmese (1,600 speakers)
Language Code mya   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Burmese
Primary Language Burmese (1,600 speakers)
Language Code mya   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Burmese

Primary Language:  Burmese

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1815-1985)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1832-1987)
Bible-Complete Yes   (1835-2006)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
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 A Greater Love (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Creation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Burmese
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video To the Golden City (Indigitube.tv)
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Common Language Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Judson Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter Fathers Love Letter
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.40 %)
1.00 %
Ethnic Religions
98.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
1.00 %
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 %
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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