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Ahom in India



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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
1,281,000 Assamese Hinduism 5.89 % Unknown   

Ahom in India

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Introduction / History
The Ahom live in India and are descendants of Tai people who came to live in the Brahmaputra Valley in the early thirteenth century. They were in power for about six hundred years. Most live in Assam and speak Assamese. Some live in the Lohit District of Arunachal Pradesh.

The custom regarding the Ahom with their dead is to not burn them but keep them in a box. They have inter-married, some with the Tibeto Burmans who gave them the name of Ahom.

What are their beliefs?
Most of the Ahom are Hindus but some are Buddhists. There are a few who follow Christianity. Some follow their old Furalung religion. There are three priestly clans among them. They worship ancestors who they believe will keep them safe. They believe that when dead, a person goes to heaven and becomes a god and they then worship them.

Prayer Points
* Pray that God will give the Ahom dreams and visions leading them to salvation.
* Pray the Indian Christians will show them that Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth and the Life.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2010-08-27
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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: South Asia
Persecution Rank:11 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:1,281,000
Largest States:
Assam (1,177,000)Arunachal Pradesh (89,000)
Meghalaya (7,600)Nagaland (4,700)
Manipur (1,500)West Bengal (900)
Maharashtra (30)Himachal Pradesh (20)
Madhya Pradesh (20)Punjab (20)
Total States on file:10
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Ahom
People Name General: Ahom
Alternate People Names:
आहों
ROP3 Code: 111294
Joshua Project People ID: 16189
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 1,281,000
Population all Countries: 1,281,000
Least-Reached: No
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Assamese
People Name General: Ahom
Ethnic Code: CNN25a
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Assamese (1,244,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): asm    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Bengali (29,000)Naga, Tangshang: Tangsa (1,800)
Adi (1,400)Hindi (800)
Total Languages: 5
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.32 % 
Christianity5.89 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism93.77 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.02 % 
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]   Evangelicals have only a very small representation among all who claim to be Christians.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 3   Less than 2% Evangelical. Widespread church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1822-1974
New Testament:
1819-1993
Complete Bible: 1833-1995
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsChristassam recordings
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Assamese
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoThe Path of Light (Indigitube.tv)
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
Text / Printed MatterBible: অসমীয়া - Assamese
Text / Printed MatterChrist for the Nations
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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Ahom in India

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