Yaw in Myanmar (Burma)

The Yaw have only been reported in Myanmar (Burma)
Population
22,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

Yaw is a small dialect of the bigger Burmese language.


Where Are they Located?

Yaw speakers live in the Gangaw District of Myanmar.


What Are Their Lives Like?

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.


What Are Their Beliefs?

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.


What Are Their Needs?

Yaw speakers need the chance to find their true savior.


Prayer Points

* 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.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yaw_people
https://globalvoices.org/2007/04/23/myanmar-famous-witchcraft-region-yaw/
http://www.myanmar2day.com/places-to-visit-in-myanmar/2009/01/yaw-region/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nEZTugPK_Q


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Yaw
People Name in Country Yaw
Population in Myanmar (Burma) 22,000
World Population 22,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names
People ID 18998
ROP3 Code 115322
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 Most in western part of Magwe Division, about 50 villages   Source: 
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 Most in western part of Magwe Division, about 50 villages.   Source: 

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Primary Language Burmese (22,000 speakers)
Language Code mya   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Yaw
Dialect Code 8541   Global Recordings Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Burmese
Primary Language Burmese (22,000 speakers)
Language Code mya   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Yaw
Dialect Code 8541   Global Recordings 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 National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go 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: Buddhism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
98.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
2.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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