Yaw is a small dialect of the bigger Burmese language.
Yaw speakers live in the Gangaw District of Myanmar.
Speakers of the Yaw dialect have been noted for weaving and witchcraft, though the latter is highly disputed. Visitors find these people to be friendly. They live in a land of many rivers and nearby mountains, so there is an abundance of water and rich topsoil for them to grow crops.
Speakers of Yaw are Buddhists who attend local Buddhist temples to make offerings of incense and fruit. Most Yaw speakers also believe in a variety of spirits which they must appease to keep their families and farms safe from harm.
Yaw speakers need the chance to find their true savior.
* Pray for Yaw Burmese speakers to have a spiritual hunger that will lead them to the risen savior.
* Pray for Yaw leaders to have dreams and visions that will open their hearts to their people's need for Jesus Christ.
* Pray for Yaw speakers to have access to Christian films and gospel recordings.
* Pray for a disciple making movement to emerge among Yaw speakers.
|Profile Source: Keith Carey|
|Persecution Rank||28 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Location in Country||Most in western part of Magwe Division, about 50 villages Source:|
|Primary Language||Burmese (22,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||mya Ethnologue Listing|
|Dialect Code||8541 Global Recordings Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
|People Groups||Speaking Burmese|
Primary Language: Burmese
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1832-1987)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum of Bible Agencies|
|World Bible Finder|
|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|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent *|
|Christianity (Evangelical 0.00 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|