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Tiwa in India

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
256,000 Assamese Hinduism 1.71 % Unknown   

Tiwa in India

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Introduction / History
The Lalung of Assam in India are Hindus but some have converted to Christianity. They are not vegetarians and eat rice as a primary cereal. They are monogamous and have cross-cousin marriages. There is a bride price and the dead are cremated. They work in cultivation and are good at carpentry. Family planning is used by them.

In Meghalaya the Lalung like to be called Tiwa which means people who were lifted from below. They live in the hills. Lalung is spoken by them and they read and write in Roman. A traditional council looks after them. They use modern and traditional medicines. They have road connections which should be a help to getting the gospel message to them.

Regarding the name Lalung, lang means water and lung means to sink in it.

Prayer Points
* Pray that Lalung Christians will lead others of them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that the traditional council leaders will come to Jesus Christ and that they in turn will lead others of the Lalung to Him too.

References
Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999

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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:10 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:256,000
Largest States:
Assam (215,000)Meghalaya (39,000)
Arunachal Pradesh (1,800)Manipur (10)
Total States on file:5
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Tiwa
People Name General: Tiwa
Alternate People Names:
Lalungतिवा
ROP3 Code: 112743
Joshua Project People ID: 17357
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 256,000
Population all Countries: 256,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Assamese
People Name General: Tiwa
Ethnic Code: MSY50z
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Assamese (210,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): asm    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Tiwa (43,000)Hindi (1,600)
Boro (200)Bengali (200)
Rabha (100)Mising (80)
Karbi (80)Mizo (30)
Urdu (20)English (20)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 22
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.07 % 
Christianity1.71 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism97.99 % 
Islam0.17 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.01 % 
Unknown0.06 % 
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 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active 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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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 / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF 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 MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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Tiwa in India

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