Myanmar MM

871,267

GMO Gospel Visits 2014

208,477

Indicated decisions 2014

54.2 million

Population

4.5 million

Christians
2.5 million are evangelical

For detailed information on the Primary and Secondary Cultural Characteristics, go here.

  • Stats for Myanmar
  • Social Control

    Shame-based 
  • Cultural Distinctions

    None
  • Top 25 Stats

    Total Population- 54.2 M (24th); Gospel Visits to Non-Christians with Internet- 819.61% (7th); Gospel Visits to Non-Evangelicals with Internet- 168.64% (15th); Gospel Decisions to Visits- 23.93% (1st); Gospel Decisions to Non-Christians with Internet- 227.50% (2nd); Gospel Decisions to Non-Evangelicals with Internet- 40.35% (5th).
  • Fastest Growing Religion

    Christianity, Chinese religions
  • Human Development Index

    150/187
  • Internet Access

    1.16% (154th)
  • Ethnic Groups

    Burmese/Bama (62.8%); Karen (9.4%); Shan (8.5%); Mon-Khmer (4.5%); Kuki-Chn (2.5%); Miri-Kachin (2.4%); Chinese (2%); Rohingya (1.9%); Palaung (1.4%).
  • Common Languages

    Burmese
  • Economy

    Rich in natural resources, such as teak, fertile soils, gems, minerals, oil, and gas.
    Most live in poverty due to corruption and mismanagement by the former military junta.
    Tourism and current reforms are bringing economic growth.
  • History / Politics

    Independence in 1948 from Great Britain; Was occupied by Japan in WWII.
    Controlled by military junta until 2010 when transition to civilian democracy began.
    Some increase in freedom in recent years; Armed separatist groups operate in several places.
    Military junta (1962-2011) was brutal with torture, imprisonment, and rape common.
    Much of this brutality was directed towards minorities.
  • Spirituality

    Most people are controlled by Buddhism and education is often by Buddhist monks.
    Buddhism is often mixed with occult beliefs, superstitions, and fear of spirits.
    Junta tried to destroy Christianity by expelling foreign missionaries and destroying villages.
    Christians have helped care for AIDS patients and drug abusers, causing some hearts to soften.
    Most Christians belong to minority groups that battled against the military.
  • Prayers

    Pray that the nation will heal, achieve full religious freedom, and open their heart to Christ.
    Pray that persecution will cease and the government will tolerate all religious beliefs.

Note:

All of the information on the number of Christians and Evangelicals is from Pray for the World! or Operation World.