Zo Chin in Myanmar (Burma)

The Zo Chin have only been reported in Myanmar (Burma)
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

Zotung people were believed to be settled in this land since the early 15th century escaping the torture and extortion of Burmese Kings and rulers while they were in plain areas of Kalay valley and Bagan Poppa area. Two main groups came and settled together and became Zotung. The first one was a group from Poppa and the group was led by Inmae families while other group was from Kalay valley, led by Razawk families. Another group who joined to settle was led by Tingpaw families. Other leading families were Khulae, Dawro, Luitua, Kheitu and Laeboi (Calthawng) families. Inmae and Tingpaw were believed to be entered from southern while all other families were from northern of Zotung land. Each Zotung villages were historically independent and ruled by their own vilage Chiefs. Sometimes the villages fight each other over land ownership and other social problems that made some Zotung peoples fled to neighbouring communities like Mara and Matu. In such way, Langle families become Matu and Azyu families become Mara now.


Where Are they Located?

Most of Zotung villages are in Matupi township , two villages in Hakha township, one village in Mindat township of Chin State and five villages in Gangaw township of Magway Region of Myanmar. There are 55 Zotung villages in total.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Most Zotung people are farmers who depend on slash and burn traditional farming system.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Early Zotungs were animist. Since 1933, Dr. Paw Khuaming preached the gospel and Christianity grew gradually. Now, almost all of Zotung people are Christians. Very few persons joined Budhism.


Prayer Points

Please pray for 1, Audio Bible in Zotung language 2, Zotung Churches to have registration for their religious buildings 3, Zotung gospel centenary to celebrate in 2033


Scripture Prayers for the Chin, Zo in Myanmar (Burma).


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Chin State

Source:  Asia Harvest      Download

People Name General Chin, Zo
People Name in Country Chin, Zo
Natural Name Zo Chin
Alternate Names Chin, Zotung; Zobya
Population this Country 54,000
Population all Countries 54,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 5
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 16110
ROP3 Code 111188
ROP25 Code 301732
ROP25 Name Chin
Country Myanmar (Burma)
Region Asia, Southeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Chin State, Reizwa subtownship.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Myanmar (Burma)
Region Asia, Southeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Chin State, Reizwa subtownship..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 42.00 %)
75.00 %
Ethnic Religions
25.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Chin, Zotung (54,000 speakers)
Language Code czt   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Chin, Zotung (54,000 speakers)
Language Code czt   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Chin, Zotung
Photo Source Joel Mang 
Map Source Anonymous  
Video Source Asia Harvest
Profile Source Anonymous 
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