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Burmese in New Zealand

Burmese

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
2,300 Burmese Buddhism 0.60 % 0.20 %   

Burmese in New Zealand

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Introduction / History
About half of the refugees in New Zealand are from Burma or Myanmar as it is now also called. Most of the Burmese living there are refugees. It is said they remain in New Zealand as there is nothing for them in Burma. Though there are language problems, the children have homes to live in and can gain an education in New Zealand.

The community networks for women play a big part in helping women to get used to life in New Zealand. They provide information and help with keeping their culture. There are education classes for adults and children. Volunteers and teachers help the women to adjust to life there. They help with relationships between the Burmese and New Zealanders.

The Burmese in New Zealand speak Burmese and English. Most of them are Buddhists by religion. Many of them live in Wellington and Auckland.

Prayer Points
* Pray that the troubles in Burma will lead the Burmese to come to Salvation.
* Pray that New Zealand Christians will show the Burmese here love and lead them to Jesus Christ.

References
researcharchive.vuw.ac.nz/xmlui/handle/10063/2588
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10875026

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Country: New Zealand
Continent: Oceania
Region: Australia and Pacific
10/40 Window: No
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Burmese
People Name General: Burmese
Alternate People Names:
BamaBamar
BamasBurman
ManMyan
Myan, MyenMyanmas
MyenYaw
बर्मीज़
ROP3 Code: 101776
Joshua Project People ID: 11029
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 2,300
Population all Countries: 31,812,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Tibetan-Himalayan Peoples
People Cluster: Burmese
People Name General: Burmese
Ethnic Code: MSY50b
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Language
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Primary Language: Burmese (2,300 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): mya    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Buddhism
Major Religions:
Buddhism94.70 % 
Christianity0.60 %(Evangelical: 0.20 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam4.30 % 
Non-Religious0.40 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1815-1985
New Testament:
1832-1987Audio
Complete Bible: 1835-2006
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoA Greater Love (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoCreation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Burmese
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
Film / VideoTo the Golden City (Indigitube.tv)
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterBible: Common Language Bible
Text / Printed MatterBible: Judson Bible
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterFather's Love Letter
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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Burmese in New Zealand

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