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Miri in India

Miri

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
686,000 Mising Hinduism 1.11 % Unknown Not available   

Miri in India

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Introduction / History
The Miri are a scheduled caste of India. They are also called Mishing. Many Miri live in the hills of Arunachal Pradesh. The Mishing live in Assam too.

They have cross-cousin marriages. Cultivation and fishing are their main work. They also work as laborers in agriculture. They speak a Tibeto-Burman language and Hindi too. Meat is eaten by them except beef and they have rice as a cereal.

The dead are buried away from the village they live in. They have a traditional community council to look after them. They are Hindus by religion.

The Mishing are also animists. Mishing means man of worthiness. The bereaved can marry again. There houses are built on stilts.

Prayer Points
* Pray that the caste council leaders will come to Jesus Christ and lead others of them to Him.
* Pray that Indian Christians will lead them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that God will give them dreams and visions leading them to salvation.

References
Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mishing_people

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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:686,000
Largest States:
Assam (678,000)Arunachal Pradesh (7,400)
West Bengal (400)Meghalaya (100)
Manipur (40)Nagaland (30)
Total States on file:6
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Miri
People Name General: Miri
Alternate People Names:
MikiMikir
MishingMising
मिरी
ROP3 Code: 112989
Joshua Project People ID: 17563
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 686,000
Population all Countries: 686,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Tibetan-Himalayan Peoples
People Cluster: Miri-Kachin
People Name General: Miri
Ethnic Code: MSY50f
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Mising (614,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): mrg    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Assamese (72,000)Bengali (8,000)
Adi (400)English (100)
Digaro-Mishmi (50)Nyishi (20)
Naga, Tangshang: Tangsa (Unknown)Nepali (Unknown)
Hindi (Unknown)Monpa, Tawang (Unknown)
Total Languages: 11
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.02 % 
Christianity1.11 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism97.32 % 
Islam0.27 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.01 % 
Unknown1.27 % 
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
GSEC Status:Level 3   Less than 2% Evangelical. Widespread church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: Yes
New Testament:
2001
Complete Bible: None Reported
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)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Mising
Text / Printed MatterBible: Mising New Testament
 
 
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Miri in India

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