Phun in Myanmar (Burma)

The Phun have only been reported in Myanmar (Burma)
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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.


Scripture Prayers for the Phun, Hpon in Myanmar (Burma).


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Phun
People Name in Country Phun, Hpon
Natural Name Phun
Population this Country 1,600
Population all Countries 1,600
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Hpon; Phon; Samong
People ID 14381
ROP3 Code 108014
Country Myanmar (Burma)
Region Asia, Southeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 12  (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 Asia, Southeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 12  (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
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  (1835-2014)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
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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 Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video A Greater Love Create International
Film / Video Creation to Christ Create International
Film / Video Freedom from Suffering Create International
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Burmese Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video The Hope Video Mars Hill Media
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Four Spiritual Laws Campus Crusade for Christ
General Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file Faith Comes by Hearing
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