Khampa Tibetan in Myanmar (Burma)


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Introduction / History

The language and many customs of the Khampa Tibetans are distinct from other Tibetan peoples. One Chinese scholar was "surprised to find that the life and customs of the people of the Deqen Prefecture differ from those of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. Besides traditional Tibetan customs, they have developed quite a few of their own."


What Are Their Lives Like?

The extreme north of Yunnan Province is an isolated, mountainous region with abundant rain and snowfall. Hot springs located throughout the region help the people alleviate their winter struggles. Others live in neighboring Myanmar.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Although most Khampa Tibetans are Buddhists, this group also has the largest number of professing Christians among any Tibetan group in the world. They are Roman Catholic, thanks to work done in the early 20th century.


What Are Their Needs?

Like people everywhere, the Khampa Tibetan people need to allow the loving savior to direct their lives. They need his forgiveness for sin.


Prayer Points

Pray for the Lord to intervene in Khampa Tibetan families, calling people to his side.
Pray for loving workers.
Pray for their hearts to be drawn to the Lord of lords.
Pray for a church planting movement to thrive in their communities.


Scripture Prayers for the Tibetan, Khampa in Myanmar (Burma).


References

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People Name General Tibetan, Deqen
People Name in Country Tibetan, Khampa
Natural Name Khampa Tibetan
Alternate Names Anshuenkun; Atuence; Atuense; Atuentse; Deqen Tibetan; Deqin Tibetan; Kangba; Khamba; Mekong Tibetan; Nganshuekuan; Nganshuenkuan; Nyarong; Te-ch'in; Tibetan
Population this Country 1,000
Population all Countries 122,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 18697
ROP3 Code 114329
ROP25 Code 308145
ROP25 Name Tibetan
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 Kachin State, nine villages in total, the chief one being Tahaundam.   Source:  Field researcher / Wikipedia article
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 Kachin State, nine villages in total, the chief one being Tahaundam..   Source:  Field researcher / Wikipedia article

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Primary Religion: Buddhism
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
100.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Tibetan, Khams (1,000 speakers)
Language Code khg   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Southern Khams
Dialect Code 11927   Global Recordings Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Tibetan, Khams (1,000 speakers)
Language Code khg   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Southern Khams
Dialect Code 11927   Global Recordings Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Tibetan, Khams
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