Rawngtu in Myanmar (Burma)

The Rawngtu have only been reported in Myanmar (Burma)
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Introduction / History

Rawngtu people mainly live in southern Chin State, Myanmar. The Rawngtu villages in Mindat Township are Weilong, Shitwanu,Shitwatha, Lungsum, Lungpum, Kyonnam, Kyannam, Boishi, and Leishi. They also live in the villages of Thala and Yinma in Htilin Township in Magwe Division. The Rawngtu claim some villages in Matupi Township as part of their people group as well, but the people in these villages do not seem to consider themselves Rawngtu; these villages are Phaneng, Hmuntung, Ramting, Changpyang, Vuitu, Hticong, and Yakam in Matupi Township.

The Rawngtu language varieties include Kyonnam, Weilong,Shitwanu, and Boishi. The lexical similarity between the Rawngtu villages is over 90%. Intelligibility testing (using RTT) shows that comprehension of the Kyonnam variety among the other Rawngtuvarieties is quite high.

The attitudes of Rawngtu speakers in Mindat Township toward literature in the Kyonnam variety of Rawngtu seem to be positive. People from the Rawngtu villages in Mindat Township seem to accept the existing Rawngtu orthography, which is based on that variety. However, not many literature materials have been produced yet using the Rawngtu orthography.
Vitality of the Rawngtu language appears to be very strong. However, the unity of the Rawngtu language community was not very strong at the time of this survey. Community unity has been weakened by the rift between the Baptist Church and the Church of the Living God. The community will need to rebuild unity before a language development project will be able to succeed among them.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Rawngtu in Myanmar (Burma).


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People Name General Rawngtu
People Name in Country Rawngtu
World Population 5,600
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 5
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Welaung
People ID 15902
ROP3 Code 110739
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 Chin State: Mindat township; Magway region: Htilin township, 2 villages.   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 Chin State: Mindat township; Magway region: Htilin township, 2 villages..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Chin, Rawngtu (5,600 speakers)
Language Code weu   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Welaung
Dialect Code 18264   Global Recordings Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Chin, Rawngtu (5,600 speakers)
Language Code weu   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Welaung
Dialect Code 18264   Global Recordings Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Chin, Rawngtu

Primary Language:  Chin, Rawngtu

Bible Translation Status:  Translation Needed

Resource Type Resource Name
None reported  
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Protestant
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 95.00 %)
100.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
100.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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