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Chin, Khumi in Myanmar (Burma)

Chin, Khumi

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
66,000 Chin, Khumi Christianity 80.00 % 44.00 % No   

Chin, Khumi in Myanmar (Burma)

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Introduction / History
The Khumi languages belongs to the Burmese branch of Tibeto-Burman family. The Khumi live in and around Paletwa on the southern tip Chin State in western Myanmar. Some live in Mizoram State in India and Bangladesh. Over half the Khumi are Christians. The New Testament was translated into Khumi in 1959.

What are their lives like?
Most of Khumi tribes do shifting cultivation in the hilly areas where they plant paddy, chilli, pamkin etc. The Khumi live in numerous small villages. In physical features the Khumi resemble the Burmese but mostly of lighter complexion.

What are their beliefs?
Before missionaries arrived in Khumi land, the Khumi were animisms, only a few were Buddhists. BCMS missionaries came to (Burma) Myanmar in 1924 from London and preached the words of God to Khumi tribes in Paletwa. Some of Khumi became Christians and later Khumi Christians were included in Diocese of Sittwe (Anglican), and now Diocesan office of Sittwe is in Paletwa town. But many are still not accepting Jesus Christ as their Savior.

What are their needs?
The bamboo has not bloomed since 2006. The food crisis deteriorated to create famine as rats destroyed the paddy fields and all the crops so there was effectively no harvest in 2007. Rats did not leave even single sheaf, it was great tragedy. There is no local rice and depend on the rice from Kyuat Daw Town in Rakhine state but many of them have no even fifty kyats in their family to buy the rice. Myanmar military government also cannot solve these famine problems. Harvests are plenty but supplies are less in the Paletwa area. This famine caused the Khumi to migrate to border countries like India and Bangladesh. Most parents also cannot send their children to school. Khumi tribes are longing for help. Some of committed persons are needed to train for God's ministry but they have no financial support for their fees and family while they study in Bible School.

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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:2
Location in Country:Chin State, Paletwa township, Kaladan river area; Rakhine State, Kyauktaw township, a few villages.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
   
 
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People Name in Country: Chin, Khumi
People Name General: Chin, Khumi
Alternate People Names:
KhamiKhumi
KhuniKhweymi
ROP3 Code: 104977
Joshua Project People ID: 12670
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 66,000
Population all Countries: 66,000
Least-Reached: No
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Tibetan-Himalayan Peoples
People Cluster: Kuki-Chin-Naga
People Name General: Chin, Khumi
Ethnic Code: MSY50c
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Language
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Primary Language: Chin, Khumi (66,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): cnk    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Protestant
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity80.00 %(Evangelical: 44.00 %)
Ethnic Religions19.50 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.50 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican5.00 %
Independent20.00 %
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 4   Greater than or equal to 2% Evangelical
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1935-1950
New Testament:
1959-1999
Complete Bible: 2015
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Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Chin, Khumi
Text / Printed MatterBible: Chin, Khumi
 
 
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