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Asho Chin people

Total population
Regions with significant populations
Rakhine State, Magway Region, Pegu, Irrawaddy, Burma
Asho Chin language
Theravada Buddhism, Christianity, Animism
Related ethnic groups
Chin people

Asho people (Burmese: အရှိုချင်း) is one of the tribes of the Chin people.


The native speakers of Asho language are around 10,000.[1] The total population of the Asho people are around 400,000.[2]


Unlike other Chin clans, many of them are Buddhist. The Christian missionaries also used Burmese script for writing Asho language.[citation needed] Rev. G. Whitehead of Anglican Society for the Propagation of the Gospel, introduced the Latin script for writing and published Gospel of Mark in 1921. A Bible Society from Rangoon published New Testament in 1954 in Burmese script.[3]


  1. ^ Khup Za Go, Rev.: A Critical Historical Study of Bible Translation among the Zo people in Northeast India. Imphal. BCPW Press. 1996. p.80-81.
  2. ^ Mindat Bonein: History of Chin Hills. Rangoon. Sapay Beihman. 1976. p. 11.
  3. ^ ဆမၩကျ့ၩထၩ(Hsama kyá hta) = The New Testament in Asho Southern Chin. British and Foreign Bible Society Burma Agency, 1954.
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Asho Chin people
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