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Naga Leinong in Myanmar (Burma)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
8,600 Naga, Lainong Buddhism 25.00 % 4.00 % No No   

Naga Leinong in Myanmar (Burma)

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Introduction / History
The combined population of all the Naga people in Lahe Township is split among nine Naga groups. Lahe Township is located in the Naga Hills in northwest Sagaing Division. The Naga are one of many Tibeto-Burman groups. They are said to have migrated from Tibet and entered Myanmar through what is now Kachin State. They moved along the Chindwin valleys and scattered throughout Manipur, Assam and even into eastern Bangladesh. From these locations, some Naga later returned to Myanmar.

Today, many Naga also live in Nagaland in Northeast India. Naga people comprise various tribes spread throughout the Naga Hills. In general, the people in Lahe Township practice slash-and-burn cultivation, growing rice, corn, maize, yams, and beans. Due to this kind of cultivation, the mountains are barren. The people cultivate two to three years in an area and then move to another place. They leave the soil for about ten years and when the soil is again ready for cultivation, they come back to the previous fields to cultivate. They live this way all year round.

The Naga men enjoy hunting and fishing while the women collect edible leaves and cultivate the fields. The Naga also go down to Lahe Town to sell their collected items, and buy or exchange groceries in return. Due to the availability of vegetables at cheap prices from nearby villages, the people in Lahe Town do not grow anything at their homes.

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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:Sagaing region: Khamti district, Lahe township; about 25 villages.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Naga Leinong
People Name General: Naga Leinong
ROP3 Code: 115318
Joshua Project People ID: 18962
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 8,600
Population all Countries: 8,600
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Tibetan-Himalayan Peoples
People Cluster: Kuki-Chin-Lushai
People Name General: Naga Leinong
Ethnic Code: MSY50p
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Naga, Lainong (8,600 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): lzn    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Buddhism
Major Religions:
Buddhism66.00 % 
Christianity25.00 %(Evangelical: 4.00 %)
Ethnic Religions9.00 % 
Other / SmallUnknown 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a modest presence.
Least-Reached: No
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Bible Portions: 2005-2010
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Naga Leinong in Myanmar (Burma)

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