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Rakhine in Myanmar (Burma)

Rakhine

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
2,681,000 Rakhine Buddhism 0.10 % 0.05 % No   

Rakhine in Myanmar (Burma)

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Introduction / History
The Rakhine people speak a nonstandard variety of Burmese. They live throughout Rakhine State, Myanmar, mainly in the townships of Sittwe, Ponnagyun, Kyauktaw, Mrauk Oo, Kyauk Phyu, Man Aung, Taunggup, and Thandwe. Many other minority people living in Rakhine State and nearby Paletwa Township (Chin State) can also speak Rakhine as their second language. The Rakhine people are fishermen and agriculturalists.

What are their beliefs?
Almost all of the Rakhine people are staunch Buddhists. Some outreach is being done among them by local evangelists and missionaries from other people groups within Myanmar.

What are their needs?
Since the Rakhine people speak a nonstandard variety of Burmese, they would probably be able to adequately use the Burmese Bible for written literature. However, it would be beneficial to produce evangelistic materials (such as audio-visual materials, songs, tracts, etc.) in the Rakhine language.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2006-07-19
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-06-09
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-06-08
Global Prayer Digest: 2019-06-22
 
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Rakhine State
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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
Location in Country:Bay of Bengal, widespread throughout Rakhine State; Bago, Shwegyin and Waw townships; some in Chin State, Paletwa township.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Rakhine
People Name General: Marma
Alternate People Names:
MagaMagh
MaghiMash
MoghMorma
MuggYakan
Yakineअरकनेसए
ROP3 Code: 106013
Joshua Project People ID: 13207
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 2,681,000
Population all Countries: 2,681,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Tibetan-Himalayan Peoples
People Cluster: Burmese
People Name General: Marma
Ethnic Code: MSY50b
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Language
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Primary Language: Rakhine
Language Code (ISO): rki    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Burmese (Unknown)
Total Languages: 2
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Buddhism
Religion Sub-division:Theravada
Major Religions:
Buddhism67.50 % 
Christianity0.10 %(Evangelical: 0.05 %)
Ethnic Religions15.00 % 
Hinduism0.30 % 
Islam17.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.10 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican20.00 %
Independent4.00 %
Protestant35.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian1.00 %
Roman Catholic40.00 %
 
(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
GSEC Status:Level 2   Less than 2% Evangelical. Initial (localized) church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: Yes
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoFreedom from Suffering
Film / VideoFreedom from Suffering (EngSub)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Rakhine
 
 
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Rakhine in Myanmar (Burma)

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