Affinity Group: Asian Pacific Rim Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Southeast Asian Peoples

People Cluster: Mon-Khmer

Language: Parauk Wa - (prk)

Alternate Name(s): Va, Vo, Shan Sub-cluster, Kawa

Primary Religion: Buddhism - Theravada

Country: Myanmar

Also found in: China

Population: 1,000,000

Global Population: 1,361,000

PEID: 9538

ROP: 110476

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, No Active CP Activity

Overview: The Wa of Myanmar, numbering 1,000,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Mon-Khmer people cluster within the Southeast Asian Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 1,361,000 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Parauk Wa. The primary religion practiced by the Wa is Theravada Buddhism, the oldest surviving branch of Buddhism.

Bible Translations: Available

Jesus Film: Not Available

Gospel Recordings: Not Available

Radio Broadcast: Not Available