Khumi Chin in Myanmar (Burma)

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

Introduction / History

The Khumi languages belongs to the Burmese branch of Tibeto-Burman family. The Khumi live in and around Paletwa on the southern tip Chin State in western Myanmar. Some live in Mizoram State in India and Bangladesh. Over half the Khumi are Christians. The New Testament was translated into Khumi in 1959.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Most of Khumi tribes do shifting cultivation in the hilly areas where they plant paddy, chilli, pamkin etc. The Khumi live in numerous small villages. In physical features the Khumi resemble the Burmese but mostly of lighter complexion.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Before missionaries arrived in Khumi land, the Khumi were animisms, only a few were Buddhists. BCMS missionaries came to (Burma) Myanmar in 1924 from London and preached the words of God to Khumi tribes in Paletwa. Some of Khumi became Christians and later Khumi Christians were included in Diocese of Sittwe (Anglican), and now Diocesan office of Sittwe is in Paletwa town. But many are still not accepting Jesus Christ as their Savior.


What Are Their Needs?

The bamboo has not bloomed since 2006. The food crisis deteriorated to create famine as rats destroyed the paddy fields and all the crops so there was effectively no harvest in 2007. Rats did not leave even single sheaf, it was great tragedy. There is no local rice and depend on the rice from Kyuat Daw Town in Rakhine state but many of them have no even fifty kyats in their family to buy the rice. Myanmar military government also cannot solve these famine problems. Harvests are plenty but supplies are less in the Paletwa area. This famine caused the Khumi to migrate to border countries like India and Bangladesh. Most parents also cannot send their children to school. Khumi tribes are longing for help. Some of committed persons are needed to train for God's ministry but they have no financial support for their fees and family while they study in Bible School.


Prayer Points

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


Profile Source:   Khumi Aung  

Chin State

Source:  Asia Harvest      Download

People Name General Chin, Khumi
People Name in Country Chin, Khumi
Natural Name Khumi Chin
Alternate Names Khami; Khumi; Khuni; Khweymi
Population this Country 67,000
Population all Countries 67,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 5
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 12670
ROP3 Code 104977
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, Paletwa township, Kaladan river area; Rakhine State, Kyauktaw township, a few villages.   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, Paletwa township, Kaladan river area; Rakhine State, Kyauktaw township, a few villages..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 44.00 %)
80.00 %
Ethnic Religions
19.50 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.50 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Chin, Khumi (67,000 speakers)
Language Code cnk   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Chin, Khumi (67,000 speakers)
Language Code cnk   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Chin, Khumi

Primary Language:  Chin, Khumi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1935-1950)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1959-1999)
Bible-Complete Yes  (2014-2015)
YouVersion NT (www.bible.com) Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Chin, Khumi Jesus Film Project
General Scripture Earth Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
General YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Android Bible app: Chin, Khumi YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file Faith Comes by Hearing
Mobile App iOS Bible app: Chin, Khumi YouVersion Bibles
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source Anonymous  
Video Source Asia Harvest
Profile Source Khumi Aung 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Learn more.



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