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Miri in India


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
815,000 Mising Hinduism 1.16 % Unknown No   

Miri in India

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Introduction / History
The Miri are a Scheduled Tribe of India. They are also called Mishing. Many Miri live in the hills of Arunachal Pradesh. The Mishing live in Assam too.

They have cross-cousin marriages. Cultivation and fishing are their main work. They also work as laborers in agriculture. They speak a Tibeto-Burman language and Hindi too. Meat is eaten by them except beef and they have rice as a cereal.

The dead are buried away from the village they live in. They have a traditional community council to look after them. They are Hindus by religion.

The Mishing are also animists. Mishing means man of worthiness. The bereaved can marry again. There houses are built on stilts.

Prayer Points
Pray that the caste council leaders will come to Jesus Christ and lead others of them to Him.
Pray that Indian Christians will lead them to Jesus Christ.
Pray that God will give them dreams and visions leading them to salvation.

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:11 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:815,000
Largest States:
Assam (799,000)Arunachal Pradesh (9,000)
West Bengal (400)Meghalaya (200)
Manipur (50)Nagaland (20)
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Miri
People Name General: Miri
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 112989
Joshua Project People ID: 17563
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 815,000
Population all Countries: 815,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Tribal - other
People Name General: Miri
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Mising (607,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): mrg    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Assamese (71,000)Bengali (8,000)
Adi (400)English (100)
Digaro-Mishmi (50)Nyishi (20)
Naga, Tangshang: Tangsa (Unknown)Nepali (Unknown)
Hindi (Unknown)Sartang (Unknown)
Total Languages: 11
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.02 % 
Christianity1.16 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism97.27 % 
Islam0.27 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.01 % 
Unknown1.27 % 
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 3   Less than 2% Evangelical. Widespread church planting within past 2 years
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: Yes
New Testament:
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Mising
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Text / Printed MatterBible: Mising
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Miri in India

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