Affinity Group: Asian Pacific Rim Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Tibetan / Himalayan Peoples

People Cluster: Hani

Language: Akha - (ahk)

Alternate Name(s): Ekaw, Khako

Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion - Animism

Country: Myanmar

Also found in: China; Laos; Thailand; Vietnam

Population: 225,000

Global Population: 731,200

PEID: 9402

ROP: 100185

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 2% or Greater but Less than 5% Evangelical

Overview: The Akha of Myanmar, numbering 225,000, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Hani people cluster within the Tibetan / Himalayan Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 731,200 in 5 countries. Their primary language is Akha. The primary religion practiced by the Akha is animism, a religious worldview that natural physical entities--including animals, plants, and even inanimate objects--possess a spiritual essence.

Bible Translations: Available

Jesus Film: Available

Gospel Recordings: Available

Radio Broadcast: Not Available