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Hira of India

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Prayer Month: September 2010
Focus: South Asia, Hindu
Country: India
People Name: Hira
Population: 69,000
World Population: 69,000
Language: Assamese
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Progress Status: 1.0
% Adherents : 0.10 %
% Evangelical: Unknown %
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Hira of India

Introduction / History
The Hira people live in India's northeastern state of Assam. They speak Assamese, though many also speak Bengali or Hindi. They have always been pot makers. Men and women both make pots. Their literacy rate is very low, and the Assamese government is trying to change this. Village headmen play an important role in daily activities of the Hira people.

They intermarry with three other communities, the Keots, Bairlogus, and Kaibarthas. Their marriages are monogamous, and they allow for divorce.

What are their beliefs?
All of the Hira people are Hindu, and they have their own sacred specialists. They have contact with other communities in their region, but Assam has a small Christian presence. However, there are all kinds of Christian materials in the Assamese language including the JESUS Film, radio broadcasts, a complete Bible, and gospel recordings.

Prayer Points
* Pray for believers to help the Hira people raise their literacy rate so they can raise their standard of living.
* Pray for them to have access to Christian materials.
* Pray for a positive spiritual response when they hear about the deeds of Jesus Christ.

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Hira of India

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