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Yaw in Myanmar (Burma)



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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
22,000 Burmese Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Yaw in Myanmar (Burma)

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Introduction / History
Yaw is a small dialect of the bigger Burmese language.

Where are they located?
Yaw speakers live in the Gangaw District of Myanmar.

What are their lives like?
Speakers of the Yaw dialect have been noted for weaving and witchcraft, though the latter is highly disputed. Visitors find these people to be friendly. They live in a land of many rivers and nearby mountains, so there is an abundance of water and rich topsoil for them to grow crops.

What are their beliefs?
Speakers of Yaw are Buddhists who attend local Buddhist temples to make offerings of incense and fruit. Most Yaw speakers also believe in a variety of spirits which they must appease to keep their families and farms safe from harm.

What are their needs?
Yaw speakers need the chance to find their true savior.

Prayer Points
* Pray for Yaw Burmese speakers to have a spiritual hunger that will lead them to the risen savior.
* Pray for Yaw leaders to have dreams and visions that will open their hearts to their people's need for Jesus Christ.
* Pray for Yaw speakers to have access to Christian films and gospel recordings.
* Pray for a disciple making movement to emerge among Yaw speakers.

References
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yaw_people
https://globalvoices.org/2007/04/23/myanmar-famous-witchcraft-region-yaw/
http://www.myanmar2day.com/places-to-visit-in-myanmar/2009/01/yaw-region/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nEZTugPK_Q

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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:Most in western part of Magwe Division, about 50 villages
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Yaw
People Name General: Yaw
ROP3 Code: 115322
Joshua Project People ID: 18998
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 22,000
Population all Countries: 22,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Tibetan-Himalayan Peoples
People Cluster: Burmese
People Name General: Yaw
Ethnic Code: MSY50b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Burmese (22,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): mya    Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect:Yaw
Dialect Code:8541
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Buddhism
Major Religions:
Buddhism98.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown2.00 % 
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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 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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Yaw in Myanmar (Burma)

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