Karen, Yintale in Myanmar (Burma)

Karen, Yintale
Photo Source:  Olivier Cheyrezy - Pixabay  Used with permission
Map Source:  Burma Issues
People Name: Karen, Yintale
Country: Myanmar (Burma)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 11,000
World Population: 11,000
Primary Language: Yintale
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Christian Adherents: 0.01 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Translation Started
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: Karen
Affinity Bloc: Tibetan-Himalayan Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

Yintale is a Karen language. It has two subgroups. This is more of a language group than a people group, since they are defined by their spoken language.

Where Are they Located?

Yintale is spoken in three locations in Myanmar: Hpasawng, Bawlakhe, and Kayah.

What Are Their Lives Like?

Yintale speakers are a rural people who grow their own rice and vegetables. They have livestock and fish for their meat supply.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Yintale speakers are Buddhist, but a large minority practices traditional ethnic religion. There are other Karen tribes that have many believers, but not this one.

What Are Their Needs?

Yintale Karens need the security of living their lives for Jesus Christ.

Prayer Points

* Pray for spiritual openness among Yintale speaking Karen people.
* Pray that their leaders will encounter Jesus Christ and His teachings.
* Pray for a vibrant church among the Yintale speaking people.
* Pray for a disciple making movement to spread through all their communities.

Text Source:   Keith Carey