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Burmese in Myanmar (Burma)

Burmese

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Burmese in Myanmar (Burma) map
Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
31,156,000 Burmese Buddhism 0.35 % 0.08 %   

Burmese in Myanmar (Burma)

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Summary
The Burmese are the political, economic and religious leaders of Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. The Burmese have mixed Buddhist beliefs with animistic beliefs. Their animistic beliefs center around inherently evil spirits called nats. The Burmese spend their lives trying to appease the nats. Burmese homes often have altars for the spirits, as well as a statue of Buddha. Farmers may spend more in a year on their religion than on education, health and clothing for their families.

Ministry Obstacles
Following Christ for the Burmese may be threatening, risking attacks from evil spirits. They need spiritual protection and discernment.

Outreach Ideas
Pray for God's blessing on the leaders in the Burmese people group, along with their families, and for their communities to welcome and enjoy God's provision.

Pray for the followers of Christ
Please pray for the few followers of Christ among the Burmese, that they will live holy lives, being zealous to grow into the image of Christ. Pray they will be kind and compassionate to one another and to their neighbors, drawing them to the Savior.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray for peace tempered by justice in Myanmar and for the Burmese people to hunger to know forgiveness of sin and power for living, found only in the person and work of Christ.
Pray for a disciple making movement among the Burmese this decade.

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Prayer Links  
PrayerGuard.net
Global Prayer Digest: 2006-07-17
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-06-08
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-06-14
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-06-05
 
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The Waiting World - The Burmese
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Country: Myanmar (Burma)
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, Southeast
Persecution Rank:19 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Location in Country:Widespread in central Myanmar.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
   
 
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Country Map:Political map
Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
 
  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: Yes
Population in Country: 31,156,000
Population all Countries: 32,046,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Tibetan-Himalayan Peoples
People Cluster: Burmese
People Name General: Burmese
Ethnic Code: MSY50b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Burmese (31,156,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): mya    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Buddhism
Religion Sub-division:Theravada
Major Religions:
Buddhism94.95 % 
Christianity0.35 %(Evangelical: 0.08 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam4.30 % 
Non-Religious0.40 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican10.00 %
Independent5.00 %
Protestant60.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic25.00 %
 
(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
GSEC Status:Level 2   Less than 2% Evangelical. Initial (localized) church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1815-1985
New Testament:
1832-1987Audio
Complete Bible: 1835-2014
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 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
Film / VideoCreation to Christ
Film / VideoFreedom from Suffering
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoIndigitube.tv Video / Animation
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
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterBible: Comic Book Version (SuperBible)
Text / Printed MatterBible: Common Language Bible
Text / Printed MatterBible: Judson Bible
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterFather's Love Letter
Text / Printed MatterThe Ancient Path (Burmese)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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Burmese in Myanmar (Burma)

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