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Naga Para in Myanmar (Burma)

Naga Para

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
1,600 Naga, Jejara Christianity 65.00 % 28.00 % No No   

Naga Para in Myanmar (Burma)

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Introduction / History
The Para Naga are also known as Jejara Naga. Jejara means "the people who love and live a life of peace and tranquility". The term "Para" is derived from the word "Parasar" which means "new village founders", and was used to refer to anyone who wandered around and then came and settled down in Myanmar.

The Naga are one of many Tibeto-Burman groups. They are said to have migrated from Tibet and entered Myanmar through what is now Kachin State. They moved along the Chindwin valleys and scattered throughout Manipur, Assam and even into eastern Bangladesh. From these locations, some Naga later returned to Myanmar. Many Naga also live in Nagaland in Northeast India.

Many Naga people are agriculturalists. They produce their own food and clothing, and sell and trade fruit (oranges) and vegetables. Sometimes, when they can't get to the market, they trade oranges for rice from Chinese merchants.

Where are they located?
Historically, the Naga are the peoples who live in the Brahmaputra and Chindwin valleys. Until recent times, all of the groups in this large geographical region called themselves Naga and often claimed that they were one group. Although they occupy a continuous stretch of hill country between the Brahmaputra and Chindwin valleys, these groups are not homogeneous ethnically, culturally, or linguistically.

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Country: Myanmar (Burma)
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, Southeast
Persecution Rank:18 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Total Provinces on file:1
Location in Country:Sagaing region: Khamti district, Layshi township; 7 villages.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
   
 
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People Name in Country: Naga Para
People Name General: Naga Para
Alternate People Names:
Khiamngan NagaPara
ROP3 Code: 104941
Joshua Project People ID: 12659
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 1,600
Population all Countries: 1,600
Least-Reached: No
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Tibetan-Himalayan Peoples
People Cluster: Kuki-Chin-Lushai
People Name General: Naga Para
Ethnic Code: MSY50p
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Language
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Primary Language: Naga, Jejara (1,600 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): pzn    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Protestant
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity65.00 %(Evangelical: 28.00 %)
Ethnic Religions35.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent15.00 %
Protestant85.00 %
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
 
 
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New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
 
 
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