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Chin, Falam in Myanmar (Burma)

Chin, Falam

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Chin, Falam in Myanmar (Burma) map
Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
76,000 Chin, Falam Christianity 90.00 % 60.00 %   

Chin, Falam in Myanmar (Burma)

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Introduction / History
Falam is one of the cities in Burma, located within the township of Falam. Falam was the capital city of Chin State until it was moved to Haka. Within the township of Falam there are about many sub-groups: Zahau, Zanniat, Ngawn, Sim, Laizo, Tlaisun, Hualngo, Tapong, Hlawnceu, etc. A heart-shaped lake called Rih lake located near the border of India is also one of the largest lakes in Chin state. Many of the clans in Falam Township were very dominant until English colonization. (E.g. Zahau, Tlaisun). Each clan has their own unique language, but today everyone in Falam township can speak the Falam Chin language, a language that is spoken primarily in Falam City. The language is most similar to Zahau, Tlaisun, and Laizo dialects. Due to the American missionaries, the vast majority of Falam people converted to Christianity. Because of their ethnicity and their religion, Falam people are discriminated against greatly by the Burmese military government.

Where are they located?
They are located in Chin State, in the western part of Myanmar. It borders India.

What are their lives like?
Falam people live relatively quiet and normal lives. Crimes are very few and children can go as they please without harm. The people usually leave their doors unlocked as robbery is unheard of.

However, after the occupation of the Burmese soldiers in Falam city, there have been many cases of rape and torture. Many of the townspeople are also required to do forced labor, so the younger generation is fleeing from Burma.

What are their beliefs?
The great majority of the population consider themselves to be Christians. The majority of Falam people are Baptists.

What are their needs?
They need clean water, enough food, and healthcare. They also need to be strong in the Lord so that they can become good Christians.

Prayer Points
* Pray for the government to change and to have freedom of religion inside Burma.

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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: Falam township.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Chin, Falam
People Name General: Chin, Falam
Alternate People Names:
Falam ChinHallam
Hallam ChinLaiso Chin
Zanniat Chin
ROP3 Code: 103667
Joshua Project People ID: 12044
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 76,000
Population all Countries: 76,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Tibetan-Himalayan Peoples
People Cluster: Kuki-Chin-Lushai
People Name General: Chin, Falam
Ethnic Code: MSY50c
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Chin, Falam (76,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): cfm    Ethnologue Listing
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:
Anglican20.00 %
Independent5.00 %
Protestant65.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic10.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
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: 1933-1994
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1991-2018
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 / VideoJesus Film: view in Chin, Falam
Text / Printed MatterBible: Falam Common Language Bible
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Chin, Falam in Myanmar (Burma)

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    Kuki-Chin-Lushai     Asia, Southeast    
      Chin, Falam Myanmar (Burma)    
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