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Karen, Yintale in Myanmar (Burma)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
11,000 Yintale Buddhism 0.01 % 0.00 % No No   

Karen, Yintale in Myanmar (Burma)

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Introduction / History
Yintale is a Karen language. It has two subgroups. This is more of a language group than a people group, since they are defined by their spoken language.

Where are they located?
Yintale is spoken in three locations in Myanmar: Hpasawng, Bawlakhe, and Kayah.

What are their lives like?
Yintale speakers are a rural people who grow their own rice and vegetables. They have livestock and fish for their meat supply.

What are their beliefs?
Yintale speakers are Buddhist, but a large minority practices traditional ethnic religion. There are other Karen tribes that have many believers, but not this one.

What are their needs?
Yintale Karens need the security of living their lives for Jesus Christ.

Prayer Points
* Pray for spiritual openness among Yintale speaking Karen people.
* Pray that their leaders will encounter Jesus Christ and His teachings.
* Pray for a vibrant church among the Yintale speaking people.
* Pray for a disciple making movement to spread through all their communities.
* Pray for translation of the Bible to begin in this people group's primary language.
* Pray for the availability of the Jesus Film in the primary language of this people.


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Global Prayer Digest: 2012-05-27
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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:Kayah State, Bawlakhè district, Hpasawng township. 3 villages.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Karen, Yintale
People Name General: Karen, Yintale
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 111073
Joshua Project People ID: 16042
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 11,000
Population all Countries: 11,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Tibetan-Himalayan Peoples
People Cluster: Karen
People Name General: Karen, Yintale
Ethnic Code: MSY50g
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Yintale (11,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): kvy    Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect:Karen, Yintale
Dialect Code:11639
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Buddhism
Major Religions:
Buddhism54.99 % 
Christianity0.01 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions45.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant85.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic15.00 %
(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 5   Greater than or equal to 5% Evangelical
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: Help start a Bible Translation
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
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Karen, Yintale in Myanmar (Burma)

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