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Meitei in India

Meitei

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
1,438,000 Meitei Hinduism 1.07 % Unknown No   

Meitei in India

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Introduction / History
The Meitei live in the northeastern corner of Bangladesh—mostly in the Moulvibazar district of Sylhet division. The vast majority of their people live in Manipur State in India where Meitei is the official state language. A unique feature of the Meitei is that their community is made of one language, but two religions. A majority of them are Hindus and have Mongoloid features, while a minority of them are Muslims and have Bengali features. In spite of this, there exists good harmony between them and they are proud of the common heritage of their mother tongue.

Most Meiteis still earn a living by farming, though the younger generation would like to use their education to enter more modern fields. The Meitei are very resistant to change, particularly in the area of religion. Outsiders trying to spread the gospel are not well received, and individuals may resist the gospel for fear that they will lose their place in the Meitei society if they become Christians. Much work needs to be done to make them aware of their need for Christ.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2008-08-28
Global Prayer Digest: 2013-11-25
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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: South Asia
Persecution Rank:10 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:1,438,000
Largest States:
Manipur (1,190,000)Assam (171,000)
Tripura (50,000)Nagaland (20,000)
Meghalaya (3,500)Arunachal Pradesh (1,600)
Mizoram (800)Delhi (500)
Maharashtra (500)West Bengal (400)
Total States on file:21
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Meitei
People Name General: Meitei
Alternate People Names:
MaiteiMeetei
MegliMitei
PangalPonna
मएइतेई
ROP3 Code: 106268
Joshua Project People ID: 13513
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 1,438,000
Population all Countries: 1,469,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Tibetan-Himalayan Peoples
People Cluster: Kuki-Chin-Naga
People Name General: Meitei
Ethnic Code: MSY50o
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Language
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Primary Language: Meitei (1,416,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): mni    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Bengali (20,000)Hindi (1,800)
Assamese (1,400)Kok Borok (500)
English (Unknown)
Total Languages: 6
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.10 % 
Christianity1.07 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism83.27 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.05 % 
Unknown15.51 % 
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 2   Less than 2% Evangelical. Initial (localized) church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1820-1995
New Testament:
1827-1996
Complete Bible: 1984-2016
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 RecordingsOnline Scripture / Portions
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Meitei
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterFather's Love Letter
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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Meitei in India

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