Burmese, Bhama of North America


People Group Info

Total Population: 95,895

ROP3 Code: 101776
IMB Affinity Group: Southeast Asian Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Tibetan / Himalayan Peoples
People Cluster: Burmese
Language: Burmese - (mya)
Religion: Buddhism - Theravada
Country of Origin: Myanmar [Burma]

Status of Christianity


Engaged yet Unreached

GSEC Level: 1

Majority Located Where

  Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA - 7,500

  Amarillo-Dumas, TX - 2,400

  Vancouver (Surrey), BC - 1,965

  Toronto (Mississauga, Brampton), ON - 1,915

  Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN - 650

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Brief Profile

The Bhama people are the majority people group in Burma, residing primarily in the Irrawaddy River basin and speak the Burmese language, which is the official language of Myanmar (Burma). Bhama customs and identity are closely intertwined with the broader Burmese culture.

The Bhama people are often imprecisely called "Burmese", though this term in contemporary usage can refer to any citizen of Burma, regardless of people group.

Bhama claim Theravada Buddhist as their religion. Many Bhama Buddhist monasteries serve as community centers in most major cities of the United States. Many, though they claim Buddhism as their religion, practice Buddhism alongside ethnic religions along with ancestral veneration and entreating spirits. As a result, Bhama also have altars in their homes in order to keep the sacred realm in harmony with their everyday secular life.

Note: Only enter the Bhama (Bamar) Burmese people here. Enter other Burmese people groups under their respective people group name (e.g. Chin, Karen, Kachin, Rakhine, Rohingya).

Prayer Points

  • Pray for Christians to touch the Bhama people both in deeds and words with the gospel message.
  • Pray that God will work through Christians for Bhama to recognize that in Christ there is no fear.

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StatusCountry City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
United StatesCLARKSTONAtlanta-Sandy Springs-RoswellGA7,000
United StatesAmarilloAmarillo-DumasTX2,400
CanadaVancouverVancouver (Surrey)BC1,965
CanadaTorontoToronto (Mississauga, Brampton)ON1,915
United StatesNashvilleNashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--FranklinTN650
United StatesDecaturAtlanta-Sandy Springs-RoswellGA500
United StatesCharlotteCharlotte-Concord-GastoniaNC450
United StatesMidlandMidland-OdessaTX364
United StatesLouisvilleLouisville/Jefferson CountyKY273
United StatesDallasDallas-Fort Worth-ArlingtonTX210
United StatesSt LouisSt. LouisMO100
United StatesColumbiaColumbiaSC60