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Asho Khyang in India

Asho Khyang

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
800 Chin, Asho Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % Not available   

Asho Khyang in India

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Identity
The Asho Chin are part of the great Chin race of Myanmar and India. There are approximately 1.4 million Chin, speaking 19 distinct languages and more than 40 dialects. It is not known in what nationality, if any, the Asho Chin of China have been included by the authorities.

History
Chin history goes back to the dawn of time. "The Chins have a story of the Tower of Babel to account for the various clans that inhabit the range of hills ... and traditions of a deluge are found everywhere." In the past, whole communities of Asho Chin in Myanmar were decimated by malaria. Why this group of Asho Chin migrated from their Myanmar homeland to faraway China is not known.

Customs
The Asho Chin have many customs involving courtship and marriage. "All the marriageable girls have their own rooms where young men come courting at night. If a girl gets pregnant, the parents allow them to marry. If the girl's family agrees, they may demand five or six pigs or a couple of cows as a dowry."

Religion
Most Asho Chin are animists even though many of the other Chin groups in Myanmar have embraced Christianity. "The people are afraid of evil spirits and of the spirits of their dead ancestors. In order to appease the angry spirits, they offer sacrifices of cows, pigs, buffaloes, goats, dogs or chickens.

Christianity
The status of Christianity among the Asho Chin in China is unknown. In Myanmar they were a completely untouched people group until native evangelists visited them in 1987: "The tribe was isolated from others - accessible only by dugout canoes, since there was not even a footpath or road to their villages. During the time the missionaries taught. 76 people invited Jesus into their lives." Gospel radio broadcasts are available in the Asho Chin language, but they are aimed at Myanmar and are probably not received in China.

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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: South Asia
Persecution Rank:15 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:800
Largest States:
Tripura (500)West Bengal (300)
Total States on file:2
   
 
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People Name in Country: Asho Khyang
People Name General: Asho Khyang
Alternate People Names:
Asho ChinSho
Southern Chinचीन, अशो
ROP3 Code: 100557
Joshua Project People ID: 10454
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 800
Population all Countries: 174,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Tibetan-Himalayan Peoples
People Cluster: Kuki-Chin-Naga
People Name General: Asho Khyang
Ethnic Code: MSY50c
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Language
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Primary Language: Chin, Asho (500 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): csh    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Bengali (200)
Total Languages: 2
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Buddhism
Major Religions:
Buddhism68.71 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism31.29 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1921-1986
New Testament:
1954
Complete Bible: 2009
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Chin, Asho
 
 
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Asho Khyang in India

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