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Burmese in Singapore

Burmese

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
20,000 Burmese Buddhism 0.30 % 0.10 %   

Burmese in Singapore

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Introduction / History
Originally from the hills of Tibet, the Burmese are now the political, economic, and religious leaders of Myanmar, formerly called Burma. Burmese history is a chronicle of wars and rebellions. Ethnic divisions and political unrest have been common since the first Burmese kingdom in the eleventh century. Consequently, the Burmese have lived in constant instability, fear and bitterness. In the midst of such turmoil, some fled to the relative stability of other countries such as Singapore. Those who went to Singapore were usually people with money and valuable, marketable skills.

What are their lives like?
Burmese people in Singapore came there either as political refugees or as businessmen. Today they commonly own shops or restaurants. Others are IT consultants or architects. They are tempted to return to Myanmar when and if the economy improves.

What are their beliefs?
The Burmese in Singapore practice Buddhism, the major world religion based on the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama or the Buddha, who lived in the 6th and 5th century BC in ancient India. The Buddha taught the Four Noble Truths by which one can gain spiritual knowledge and escape the endless cycles of reincarnation. Theravada, one of the two major branches of Buddhism, declares that by following the Noble Eightfold Path of right intentions and right actions that a Buddhist can achieve nirvana or a state of freedom and salvation. Mahayana Buddhism, the other main branch of Buddhism, asserts that by following the six perfections that a Buddhist can move along the path to Enlightenment. To most Burmese, however, these things have far less meaning than their traditional beliefs, which are usually animistic. In animism, evil spirits must be appeased through prayers, sacrifices and rituals. Buddhism allows people to mix Buddhist teachings with traditional religion. Two of the important Buddhist yearly holidays are Vesak, the Buddha's birthday celebrated in May or June and Bodhi Day, the holiday which commemorates the day that the historical Buddha experienced enlightenment under a Bodhi tree.

What are their needs?
The Burmese people in Singapore need to submit to Jesus Christ so they can experience the abundant life He offers them in John 10:10.

Prayer Points
Pray for God’s protection of the Burmese people in Singapore. Pray that the Burmese people will have a spiritual hunger that will open their hearts to the King of kings. Pray for workers who are driving by the love and boldness of the Holy Spirit to go to them. Pray for a Disciple Making Movement among them to begin this decade.

References
https://asia.nikkei.com/Politics/Emigrants-in-Singapore-s-little-Myanmar-eye-their-homeland

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Global Prayer Digest: 2008-06-07
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Country: Singapore
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, Southeast
10/40 Window: No
   
  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: 20,000
Population all Countries: 32,278,000
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 (20,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): mya    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Buddhism
Major Religions:
Buddhism99.70 % 
Christianity0.30 %(Evangelical: 0.10 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
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: 1835-2014
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 / 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
Mobile AppDownload Audio Bible app as APK File fro ...
Text / Printed MatterBible: Comic Book Version (SuperBible)
Text / Printed MatterBible: Common Language Bible
Text / Printed MatterBible: Judson Bible
Text / Printed MatterFather's Love Letter
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed MatterThe Ancient Path (Burmese)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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Burmese in Singapore

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