The original name of the race known as Kachin is Jinghpaw. Jinghpaw is the racial name for the tribes known as the Hkahkus. Gauris. Lashis. Marus. Atsis and Nungs as well as for the Jinghpaw proper. Most of the Kachin inhabited in the Kachin State which has common boundaries with the People's Republic of China in the east and the north east and India on the west. It adjoins Sagaing Division on the west and Shan State on the south. It was inhabited by Kachin. Shan. Burmar. Chin and Naga. In 1983 its population was 933.800 and in 1996 it has 1.2 million. 57.8 per cent of the Kachin State's population are Buddhists. 36.4 are Christians and there are some Muslims and Hindus. Myanmar language is widely spoken and racial group languages such as Jainphaw . Rawan and Lisu are also spoken.