Chin, Mara of United States

People Group Info

Total Population: 1,200

ROP3 Code: 106301
IMB Affinity Group: Southeast Asian Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Tibetan / Himalayan Peoples
People Cluster: Kuki-Chin-Naga
Language: Mara Chin - (mrh)
Religion: Christianity - Protestant
Country of Origin: Myanmar [Burma]

Status of Christianity

No Longer Unreached

GSEC Level: 6

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Majority Located Where

  Columbia, SC - 30

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Brief Profile

The Mara Chin are one among several Chin people groups who have migrated to North America from the northwest state known as Chin in the country of Myanmar.

Various factors are causing the Mara Chin to become a dispersed people (e.g. natural disasters, government restrictions, desiring a better lifestyle, etc.).

Their primary language is Mara Chin.

Traditionally, the Chin peoples were animists. However, in the late 1800s, the first Christian missionaries arrived in the Chin State, and began sharing the message of Christianity with indigenous people. Due to the work of the Baptist Arthur E. Carson, their efforts were successful, and today the majority of Chin are Christians, with most belonging to Protestant denominations, especially Baptist. Many Chin people have served as evangelists and pastors, ministering in places such as the United States, Australia, Guam, and India.

Prayer Points

  • Pray God will work through and in the lives of the Mara Chin to grow in their understanding Jesus Christ.
  • Pray that Mara Chin will be light to the least reached peoples in North America.


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