Tai Man in Myanmar (Burma)

Unreached of the Day  5/26/2021

Tai Man in Myanmar (Burma)

Does death scare you? For the Tai Man of Myanmar, death is not a threat. For those who have done good deeds, death is simply passing from one life to another. The Tai Man largely rely on agricultural crops such as rice, tea and soybeans. It is also estimated that 50 percent of the world's opium is grown in the Shan State.

Ministry Obstacles

Ethnic division in Myanmar (formerly called Burma) dates back to the first Burman kingdom of the 11th century. The government of Myanmar continues to persecute ethnic minorities today, including the Tai Man. This situation has created an extremely divided nation and many Tai Man have joined the secessionist Shan State Army in response to the government's abuse. This war-torn environment has made it difficult to share the gospel.

Outreach Ideas

The JESUS Film is available in the Shan language. Local churches can host showings of the film to the Buddhist community.

Scripture Focus

"I am counting on the Lord; yes, I am counting on Him. I have put my hope in His word."  Psalm 130:5

Scripture Prayer

Pray that they will put all their trust in Him alone!

Prayer Focus

Pray for unity and mercy in Myanmar. Pray for the persecution of ethnic minorities to stop. Pray for wisdom for the church leaders and that they would rise up to reach out to their Buddhist neighbors and help them to build a network of disciples. Pray that their many crops would flourish and bring them prosperity.



People Name Tai Man
Pronunciationtie MAHN
Country Myanmar (Burma)
10/40 Window Yes
Population 4,523,000
World Population 4,628,500
Language Shan
Primary Religion Buddhism
Bible Complete
Online Audio NT No
Jesus Film Yes
Audio Recordings Yes
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image