Tai Laing in Myanmar (Burma)

Joshua Project has identified the Tai Laing only in Myanmar (Burma)
Population
116,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

Tai Laing is more of a language than a people group. This language is spoken by more than 100,000 people in Myanmar.


Where Are they Located?

The Tai Laing people live only in Myanmar.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Like other people groups in this region, Tai Laing speakers earn a meager living by farming rice and vegetables. Their meat supply comes from their livestock and by fishing.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Tai Laing speakers are mostly Buddhist. They go to Buddhist temples and make offerings to gain spiritual merit. Like the other peoples in this region, they also serve various spirits that demand offerings and sacrifices.


What Are Their Needs?

The Tai Laing speakers need to replace their unhealthy fear of wicked spirits with a healthy fear of the God who created them.


Prayer Points

* Pray for spiritual openness among the Tai Laing people of Myanmar.
* Pray for dreams and visions for Tai Laing leaders that will give them the willingness to encourage believers to reach their tribe.
* Pray for the Tai Laing 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.


References

http://www.wycliffe.net/world?continent=&country=BM&code=tjl
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tai_Laing_language
https://www.ethnologue.com/language/tjl


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Tai Laing
People Name in Country Tai Laing
Population in Myanmar (Burma) 116,000
World Population 116,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 3 to 4
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names
People ID 20584
ROP3 Code 116915
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 Kachin State: from Myitkyina to Bamaw township; Sagaing Region: Homalin township, along the Irrawaddy, Chindwin, and Uru rivers.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
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 Kachin State: from Myitkyina to Bamaw township; Sagaing Region: Homalin township, along the Irrawaddy, Chindwin, and Uru rivers..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Language Tai Laing (116,000 speakers)
Language Code tjl   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Tai Laing
Primary Language Tai Laing (116,000 speakers)
Language Code tjl   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Tai Laing

Primary Language:  Tai Laing

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions No
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Resource Type Resource Name
None reported  
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
85.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.30 %)
1.00 %
Ethnic Religions
14.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source Anonymous  Used with permission
Profile Source Keith Carey  
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