People-in-Country Profile

People Selector:
Print version:
Step 1 - Select a Country:   Send us your updates!
Step 2 - Select a People:  

Kachin in India


Send us a photo of this people.  [1]

Kachin in India map

Flash Map
Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
44,000 Jingpho Buddhism 0.47 % Unknown   

Kachin in India

People Group Video [7]
Source:  Asia HarvestWatchDownload
Profile Text
Submit Profile Text:

Introduction / History
The name "Singhpo" is a variation of "Jingpo." The Jingpo are a large ethnic group living in northern Myanmar and areas of western Yunnan Province in southwest China. The Jingpo in these two countries are predominantly Christians or animists, with very little Buddhist influence. The Kachin are better known as Singhpo. Their forefathers migrated from northern Myanmar in 1793, settling in the plains of Tirap District in Arunachal Pradesh after being brutalized by a local king. In more than two centuries since their arrival, the Singhpo have lost connection with their counterparts in other nations, and they have gradually developed distinct linguistic, cultural and religious traits.

What are their lives like?
Today the Kachin tribe primarily lives in Myanmar and China as well as in the Changlang and Lohit districts of the north-east Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh. Their habitat is surrounded by dense forests. There is also a small, unspecified number of Katchin people live in the Margherita Subdivision of Tinsuria District in Assam State, as well as in the Lakhimpur and Sibsagar districts.

What are their beliefs?
The Kachin are Theravada Buddhists, but they blend it with traditional religion. They worship spirits along with Gautama Buddha. Their traditional and Buddhist priests are known as disamba and chowsra, respectively. There are a very few Kachin Christian believers today.

What are their needs?
The Katchin people might be open to hearing the life-changing gospel. But there are very few workers. There are, however, similar people groups in their area who can reach them for Christ.

Prayer Points
Pray for loving workers to go to the Kachin people, and for their hearts to be ready to receive their savior.

Pray for families of believers loving and serving others to grow reproducing churches.

Pray for a chain reaction of families reaching families that result in thousands of new disciples who share their faith with others.

Pray for grace and truth expanding into their entire society as all believers learn to love others.

Peoples of the Buddhist World, Asia Harvest, Copyrighted © Used with permission

View Kachin in all countries.

Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2007-08-29
Prayer Links
The Kachin
  Submit Update:
Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:11 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:44,000
Largest States:
Arunachal Pradesh (37,000)Assam (5,900)
Submit Map:
Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
  Peoples [3]
Submit Update:
People Name in Country: Kachin
People Name General: Kachin
Alternate People Names:
Indian KachinJinghpaw
Ka KhyenKeqin
ROP3 Code: 104372
Joshua Project People ID: 12401
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 44,000
Population all Countries: 1,097,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Tibetan-Himalayan Peoples
People Cluster: Miri-Kachin
People Name General: Kachin
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
Submit Update:
Primary Language: Jingpho (33,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): kac    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Assamese (3,600)Adi (200)
Total Languages: 3
Religion [4]
Submit Update:
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Major Religions:
Buddhism98.82 % 
Christianity0.47 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.67 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.04 % 
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
Submit Update:
Bible Portions: 1895-1912
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1927-2016
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Jingpho
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
Film / VideoWorld Christian Videos
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralGospel resources links
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app as APK file
Text / Printed MatterBible: Jingpho
Text / Printed MatterLove letter to you from scripture
Text / Printed MatterTopical Scripture booklets and Bible stu ...
Ministry Activity
Register Ministry Activity:
Networking: Visit for networking possibilities.
Description: Register your ministry activity among this people group. Contact the Adopt-A-People Clearinghouse and Unleashed for the Unreached to learn about others that might be focused on this people group.
Data Notes
Data Sources

Kachin in India

Global                 Global
  Affinity Bloc             Global  
People Cluster
    Miri-Kachin     Asia, South    
      Kachin India    
            People-by-Country (Profile)          
            Kachin in India          
      Religion Language  
      Buddhism     Jingpho  
    All Religions                              

Direct link: