Rakhine, Arakanese of Myanmar (Burma)

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Rakhine, Arakanese of Myanmar (Burma)

Centuries ago, the most feared pirates and sailors in the Bay of Bengal terrorized communities along the seacoast and far up the river channels of what is now Bangladesh. They were called maghs, or pirates. They now speak the Arakanese language, and may be known as the Arakanese, from the Arakan region of Myanmar. The people themselves dislike the term "Magh" and prefer to be called Marmas, which means "Burmese."

Ministry Obstacles

The devout, animistic/Buddhist traditions of this people have made them unreceptive to the Gospel in the past.

Outreach Ideas

Stories from Scripture may communicate effectively to these people. Trained storytellers, also using the Jesus film and God's Story video, can be equipped and sent.

Pray for the followers of Christ

Pray for the few believers among this people, for pastors to teach the Scriptures accurately and faithfully to them. Pray for them to grow in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.

Pray for the entire people group

Pray for educational opportunities for the youth, and for employment opportunities for breadwinners.

Scripture Focus

"He will have compassion on the poor and needy, And the lives of the needy He will save." Psalm 72:13

People Name: Rakhine, Arakanese
Country: Myanmar (Burma)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 2,717,000
World Population: 2,960,000
Language: Rakhine
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Bible: None
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image