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Chin, Hakha in Myanmar (Burma)

Chin, Hakha

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
134,000 Chin, Hakha Christianity 90.00 % 60.00 % No   

Chin, Hakha in Myanmar (Burma)

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Introduction / History
The Haka are one of many Chin groups in Chin state in western Burma (Myanmar). There are about 500,000 Haka that are spread across a large area, from Chin state in western Burma, to eastern Bangladesh and eastern India. Most Haka are rural slash-and-burn subsistence farmers, who make some money selling produce and livestock in township markets.

Though formerly animists, they are now overwhelmingly Christian, having been evangelized since 1899, the year American Baptist missionaries first came to the area. There is a thriving Christian community among the Haka that is well organized with Bible schools, pastors and churches. The Haka church is self-supporting. There is a complete Bible translated into the Haka language, completed in 2005. There is also a hymnal that was completed in 1970. Though the church is self-supporting among the Haka people, it is quite poor. They often need outside assistance when erecting church buildings. Pastors are also sometimes paid by Christian organizations outside of the Haka people. Bible education for Haka Christian workers is usually in English, due to lack of materials in Haka.

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Chin State
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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:Chin State: Hakha township; Magway region: extreme north, 2 small border areas.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
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People Name in Country: Chin, Hakha
People Name General: Chin, Hakha
Alternate People Names:
BaungsheHaka Chin
ROP3 Code: 103648
Joshua Project People ID: 12037
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 134,000
Population all Countries: 134,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Tibetan-Himalayan Peoples
People Cluster: Kuki-Chin-Lushai
People Name General: Chin, Hakha
Ethnic Code: MSY50c
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Chin, Hakha (134,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): cnh    Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect:Zokhua
Dialect Code:8775
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Protestant
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity90.00 %(Evangelical: 60.00 %)
Ethnic Religions10.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent10.00 %
Protestant80.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic10.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
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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: 1920-1992
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1978-2016
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
Text / Printed MatterBible: Hakha Common Language Bible
Text / Printed MatterFather's Love Letter
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Chin, Hakha in Myanmar (Burma)

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