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Muak Sa-aak in Myanmar (Burma)



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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
4,400 Muak Sa-aak Buddhism 5.00 % 2.00 % No No   

Muak Sa-aak in Myanmar (Burma)

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Introduction / History
The Muak Sa-ak people are not well known outside of their Myanmar homeland. At this point in time, they are not likely to be reached with the gospel, partly because they live in a closed country.

Where are they located?
The Muak Sa-ak people live in Myanmar and southern China.

What are their lives like?
Like other people groups in this region, the Muak Sa-ak people earn a meager living by farming rice and vegetables. Their meat supply comes from their livestock and by fishing.

What are their beliefs?
The Muak Sa-ak people are animistic, meaning that they are at the mercy of the spirit world. They make offerings to the spirits in hopes of being blessed with abundant harvests and healthy family members. Neglecting the spirits will result in curses in these areas.

What are their needs?
The Muak Sa-ak people need to be released from fear of wicked spirits.

Prayer Points
* Pray for spiritual openness among the Muak Sa-ak people of Myanmar.
* Pray for dreams and visions for Muak Sa-ak leaders that will give them the willingness to encourage believers to reach their tribe.
* Pray for the Muak Sa-ak people to have the chance to hear the gospel in a culturally appropriate way.
* Pray for a disciple making movement among this people group to transform their communities in Myanmar.
* Pray for completion of Bible translation in this people group's primary language.
* Pray for the availability of the Jesus Film in the primary language of this people.
* Pray for Gospel messages to become available in audio format for this people group.

References
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muak_Sa-aak_language
https://books.google.com/books?id=OzEOKNPsv2EC&pg=PA231&lpg=PA231&dq=sa-ek+people&source=bl&ots=u_m-llAHNE&sig=SDikI0j2cSmB9JDCUmG3eNs-cRw&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjWgPTykOHTAhVIwGMKHakLCZQQ6AEIVzAI#v=onepage&q=sa-ek%20people&f=false

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Country: Myanmar (Burma)
Continent: Asia
Region: Southeast Asia
Persecution Rank:18 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Location in Country:Shan state: Mong Yawng township.
(Source: Ethnologue 2017)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Muak Sa-aak
People Name General: Muak Sa-aak
ROP3 Code: 117896
Joshua Project People ID: 21066
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 4,400
Population all Countries: 5,400
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Southeast Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Mon-Khmer
People Name General: Muak Sa-aak
Ethnic Code: AUG03
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Muak Sa-aak (4,400 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ukk    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Buddhism
Major Religions:
Buddhism75.00 % 
Christianity5.00 %(Evangelical: 2.00 %)
Ethnic Religions20.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
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]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 2017
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]
None Reported
 
 
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Muak Sa-aak in Myanmar (Burma)

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