Burmese in Myanmar (Burma)


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Introduction

The Burmese are the political, economic and religious leaders of Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. The Burmese have mixed Buddhist beliefs with animistic beliefs. Their animistic beliefs center around inherently evil spirits called nats. The Burmese spend their lives trying to appease the nats. Burmese homes often have altars for the spirits, as well as a statue of Buddha. Farmers may spend more in a year on their religion than on education, health and clothing for their families.


Ministry Obstacles

Following Christ for the Burmese may be threatening, risking attacks from evil spirits. They need spiritual protection and discernment.


Outreach Ideas

Pray for God's blessing on the leaders in the Burmese people group, along with their families, and for their communities to welcome and enjoy God's provision.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

Please pray for the few followers of Christ among the Burmese, that they will live holy lives, being zealous to grow into the image of Christ. Pray they will be kind and compassionate to one another and to their neighbors, drawing them to the Savior.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for peace tempered by justice in Myanmar and for the Burmese people to hunger to know forgiveness of sin and power for living, found only in the person and work of Christ.
Pray for a disciple making movement among the Burmese this decade.


Scripture Prayers for the Burmese in Myanmar (Burma).


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

The Waiting World - The Burmese

Source:  The Waiting World      Download

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2006-07-17
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-06-08
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-06-14
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-06-05
People Name General Burmese
People Name in Country Burmese
World Population 32,046,000
Total Countries 19
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 623
Alternate Names Bama; Bamar; Bamas; Burman; Man; Myan; Myan, Myen; Myanmas; Myen; Yaw; बर्मीज़
People ID 11029
ROP3 Code 101776
Country Myanmar (Burma)
Region Asia, Southeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 19  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Widespread in central Myanmar.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Myanmar (Burma)
Region Asia, Southeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 19  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Widespread in central Myanmar..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

Burmese in Myanmar (Burma) Map Symbols     PDF Version
Ethnolinguistic map or other map

Primary Language Burmese (31,156,000 speakers)
Language Code mya   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Burmese (31,156,000 speakers)
Language Code mya   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Burmese

Primary Language:  Burmese

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1815-1985)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1832-1987)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1835-2014)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Virtual Storehouse
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video A Greater Love
Film / Video Creation to Christ
Film / Video Freedom from Suffering
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Burmese
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Comic Book Version (SuperBible)
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Common Language Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Judson Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter Father's Love Letter
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Religion Subdivision: Theravada
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
94.95 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.08 %)
0.35 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
4.30 %
Non-Religious
0.40 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
10.0 %
Independent
5.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
60.0 %
Roman Catholic
25.0 %
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2020  Kerry Olson  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Map Source People Group Location from IMB. Other map data / geography from GMI. Map by Joshua Project.  
Video Source The Waiting World
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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