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Rawang in China

Rawang

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
700 Rawang Christianity 60.00 % 50.00 %   

Rawang in China

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Identity
The Rawang have been officially included as part of the Derung nationality in China. Although the Rawang and Derung are related, their languages are inherently unintelligible. The Rawang consist of between 75 and 100 dialect groups in Myanmar, each with a different name. The Derung are the largest subgroup found in China, and so they were granted status by that name. The particular Rawang group referred to in this profile call themselves Zerwang. The Zerwang in Myanmar are located in the Mondam area.

History
When Rawang and Nu people greet each other they say, "In the remote past, we were brothers." They believe that they were separated by the river and then evolved into different groups. In the past, each Rawang clan had a shaman who directed warfare and settled disputes. The clans were "politically separate entities, which formed political alliances in times of danger from other communities."

Customs
Many of the Rawang in China have intermarried with Tibetans and formed mixed communities. Rawang men are renowned for their hunting skills.

Religion
The mass movement of the Rawang in Myanmar to Christ is one of the great mission stories of the twentieth century. It is said that when the Morse family started ministering to them there were no Rawang Christians, but by the time they were forced to leave Burma in the 1960s there were just a few old men who were not believers.

Christianity
Today almost all of the Rawang in Myanmar, and at least half of them in China, are Christians. They have proven faithful to Christ and have taken the responsibility to send evangelistic teams to other groups in the Tibet-Yunnan-Myanmar border region. Largely because of the Morse family's labors, the full Bible exists in the Rawang language and they have their own gospel radio broadcasts.

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Country: China
Continent: Asia
Region: Northeast Asia
Persecution Rank:39 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Total Provinces on file:1
Location in Country:Several villages of Rawang are located in an extremely remote area on the Yunnan-Tibet border in China. The Rawang, who are a collection of related dialect groups and clans, number more than 80,000 in northern Myanmar and 50,000 in northeastern India. The Rawang in China often visit their relatives in Myanmar by walking across the mountains, but "the way is difficult. They must follow trails through the mountains all night." The Rawang area in China can only be accessed by hiking three days from the nearest village. They are isolated most of the year because of snow.
(Source: Operation China, 2000)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Rawang
People Name General: Rawang
Alternate People Names:
BunongChiutse
ChopaGantung
Highland NungHkanung
KiutzeKiutzu
KrangkuNong
NungNung Rawang
QiuceSerwang
Tai NungTangsar
ROP3 Code: 108326
Joshua Project People ID: 14528
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 700
Population all Countries: 73,000
Least-Reached: No
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Tibetan-Himalayan Peoples
People Cluster: Miri-Kachin
People Name General: Rawang
Ethnic Code: MSY50f
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Rawang (700 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): raw    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Independent
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity60.00 %(Evangelical: 50.00 %)
Ethnic Religions39.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious1.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent100.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a significant presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 6   Greater than or equal to 10% Evangelical
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1952-1963
New Testament:
1974-1981Audio
Complete Bible: 1986
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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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 / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Rawang
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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Rawang in China

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