Indo-Burman in India

The Indo-Burman have only been reported in India
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Introduction / History

The Burmese who live in India are a mixture of Indian descendants of Burmese people, Burmese refugees and immigrants. Most of the refugees are from the Chin people who are a minority group in Burma or Myanmar as it is also called. Some are from other groups such as the Rakhine. Estimates are that over 100,000 Burman or Burmese refugees are now living in India.

Many Burmese came to India because of the troubles in Burma. India is the nation to the northeast of Burma. Chin refugees have been in India for about forty years. More refugees are arriving every month as the turmoil in Burma continues.


Where Are they Located?

The Burmese refugees live mainly in the Indian states of Mizoram and Manipur. Many also come to the Indian capital city of New Delhi to connect with other refugees.


What Are Their Lives Like?

There is no legal protection for Burmese refugees in India. As a result they are often victims of discrimination and deportation. With no legal status, they have difficulty finding work and adjusting to Indian society. The Chin are easily targeted for discrimination as foreigners. The inability of many Chin refugees to communicate in either English or Hindi also subjects them to prejudice and daily hardship. Women refugees in particular are vulnerable to assault and harassment in Delhi. They are fearful to report assaults that could lead to being deported.

The Burman work as day laborers and in any other jobs they can obtain. Families are often broken up. Children frequently do not attend school for fear of possible deportation. Simply put, many Burmese experience great hardship in their Indian homes.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Burman who live in India have different religions. Many of the Chin became Christians in Burma before arriving in India. As Christians in India they are subject to discrimination by the Hindu majority. The Rakhine refugees are Muslims. Other Burman groups include Buddhists and Hindus.


What Are Their Needs?

The Burman living in India need to hear the gospel of Jesus Christi in a way they can understand. They need help in learning the languages of India. They need help in finding meaningful work. Their children need a basic education to fit in modern India. The Burmese refugees need to gain legal status in India.


Prayer Points

* Pray the Lord leads the Burman in India to Christian agencies and Indian Christian friends who can help meet their spiritual and physical needs.
* Pray that the Chin Christians are trained and that they would reach out and share the gospel with others.
* Pray the Lord would use the hardships experienced by the Burman to force them to depend on Him and that the God of the Bible would be honored in their community.


References

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burmese_community_in_India


Profile Source:   David Kugel  

People Name General Indo-Burman
People Name in Country Indo-Burman
Population in India 600
World Population 600
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Rohinga, Roshangia, इंडो-बर्मन
People ID 16969
ROP3 Code 112275
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country West Bengal; Tripura; Mizoram, Mombusu, Dungjangtalang, Mowthimambrow villages; Assam.   Source:  Ethnologue 2007
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country West Bengal; Tripura; Mizoram, Mombusu, Dungjangtalang, Mowthimambrow villages; Assam..   Source:  Ethnologue 2007
Total States 1
  West Bengal 600
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Rakhine (600 speakers)
Language Code rki   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Other People Groups Speaking Rakhine
Primary Language Rakhine (600 speakers)
Language Code rki   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Rakhine

Primary Language:  Rakhine

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions No
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Resource Type Resource Name
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: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
Profile Source David Kugel  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.


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