Taungyo, Dawe in Myanmar (Burma)

Joshua Project has identified the Taungyo only in Myanmar (Burma)
Population
46,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge


Shan State

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Introduction / History

The Taungyo people speak a nonstandard variety of Burmese. They live within southern Shan State, Myanmar, in the townships of Kalaw and Pinlon.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They are fishermen and agriculturalists. The Taungyo live intermingled with people of other ethnicities but still maintain themselves as a separate group. The men dress in typical Myanmar fashion, but the women have a distinctive dress. They wear lots of silver on their earrings and bracelets and heavy brass rings on their legs. Before they are married they wear them around their ankles and afterwards they wear them just below their knee.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Almost all of the Taungyo people are 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 Taungyo people speak a nonstandard variety of Burmese, they may not like seeing their language in print. However, audio and video evangelistic materials in the Taungyo language may be very effective.


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Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-06-14
People Name General Taungyo
People Name in Country Taungyo, Dawe
Population in Myanmar (Burma) 46,000
World Population 46,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1 to 2
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Dawai, Dawe, Taru, Tawe-Tavoy, Toru
People ID 15290
ROP3 Code 109884
Country Myanmar (Burma)
Region Southeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 28  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country They are primarily located in mountainous valleys of southwest Shan State and southeast Mandalay Division. The centre of the Taungyo could be said to be the town of Pindaya in Shan State.   Source:  Peoples of the Buddhist World, 2004
Country Myanmar (Burma)
Region Southeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 28  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country They are primarily located in mountainous valleys of southwest Shan State and southeast Mandalay Division. The centre of the Taungyo could be said to be the town of Pindaya in Shan State..   Source:  Peoples of the Buddhist World, 2004
Primary Language Taungyo (46,000 speakers)
Language Code tco   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Taungyo
Primary Language Taungyo (46,000 speakers)
Language Code tco   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Taungyo

Primary Language:  Taungyo

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions No
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Resource Type Resource Name
None reported  
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Religion Subdivision: Theravada
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
98.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.40 %)
0.60 %
Ethnic Religions
1.40 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
5.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
90.0 %
Roman Catholic
5.0 %
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Video Source Asia Harvest
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