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Maramei in India

Maramei

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
28,000 Naga, Maram Christianity 98.90 % Unknown No   

Maramei in India

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Introduction / History
The government of India has declared that the most primitive tribe in Manipur is the Maramei, in the Senepati district. There are still places where outsiders are not given free access.

The Maramei worship nature and their ancestors. They pray to mediums, practice spiritism, superstition, etc. They believe rice beer, which is a very intoxicating drink, to be the source of life and energy.

Immorality is widespread among the Maramei and if an unwanted baby is born out of wedlock, the Maramei will kill the baby by squeezing its neck using a wooden pole. When the baby dies they will pierce bamboo spikes all over the baby fearing that it would wait for them and take revenge in the next world.

The Maramei do not eat pork because there is a traditional belief that their ancestors were orphans and they were fed and brought up by a mother pig.

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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:28,000
Largest States:
Manipur (28,000)
Total States on file:1
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Maramei
People Name General: Maramei
Alternate People Names:
Maramमरमेई
ROP3 Code: 112859
Joshua Project People ID: 17454
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 28,000
Population all Countries: 28,000
Least-Reached: No
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Tibetan-Himalayan Peoples
People Cluster: Kuki-Chin-Naga
People Name General: Maramei
Ethnic Code: MSY50p
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Naga, Maram (26,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): nma    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Naga, Maring (800)Naga, Mao (400)
Hindi (30)Assamese (30)
Nepali (20)Naga, Southern Rengma (20)
Mizo (Unknown)Kom (Unknown)
Total Languages: 9
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.12 % 
Christianity98.90 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.37 % 
Islam0.28 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.01 % 
Unknown0.31 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
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Least-Reached: No
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1998
New Testament:
2004
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Naga, Maram
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Text / Printed MatterBible: Maram Naga New Testament
 
 
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Maramei in India

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