Affinity Group: Asian Pacific Rim Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Tibetan / Himalayan Peoples

People Cluster: Other Tibeto-Burmese

Language: Lhao Vo - (mhx)

Alternate Name(s): Laungwaw, Rakhine Sub-cluster, Maru, Zi, Kachin Sub-cluster, Laungwaw

Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion

Country: Myanmar

Also found in: China

Population: 150,000

Global Population: 180,500

PEID: 9482

ROP: 106361

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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

Overview: The Maru of Myanmar, numbering 150,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Other Tibeto-Burmese people cluster within the Tibetan / Himalayan Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 180,500 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Lhao Vo. The primary religion practiced by the Maru is ethnoreligion, consisting of practices deeply rooted in this groups ethnic identity.

Bible Translations: Available

Jesus Film: Available

Gospel Recordings: Available

Radio Broadcast: Not Available