Malaysia Mungdan Kata Sha Nu Nga Ai Myu Wun Pawng Sha Ni Yawng Hpang De, May 25 Monday Hta Galaw Na Amyu Sha Lam Yan Madi Shadaw Alu Tam Lamang Galaw Na Ga Ai Majaw Tsaw Ra Hkung Ga Ai Nu Wa Mung Chying Sha Ni Yawng Sa Du Shang Lawm N'gun Jaw La Marit Ngu Hkung Ga Lara Saw Lajin Dat Ga Ai,
Kachin, tribal peoples occupying parts of northeastern Myanmar (Burma) and contiguous areas ofIndia (Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland) and China (Yunnan). The greatest number of Kachin live in Myanmar (roughly 790,000), but some 150,000 live in China and a few thousand in India. Numbering about 1012,000 in the late 20th century, they speak a variety of languages of the Tibeto-Burman group and are thereby distinguished as Jinghpaw, or Jingpo (Chingpaw [Ching-p’o], Singhpo), Atsi, Maru (Longvo), Lachid, Nung (Rawang), and Lisu .
The traditional Kachin religion is a form of animistic ancestor cult entailing animalsacrifice. As a result of the arrival of American and European missionaries in Burma beginning in the late 19th century, a majority of the Kachin are Christian, mainly Baptist and Roman Catholic. Among the Kachin in India, Buddhism predominates.