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Murasing in India

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
17,000 Kok Borok Hinduism 0.88 % Unknown   

Murasing in India

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Introduction / History
The Murasing people are a tribe living in northeast India and in Bangladesh. The Murasing are one of the 21 scheduled tribes in the Indian state of Tripura. Tripura had its own ruling dynasty until the 18th century when the British took over the area. In 1949 Tripura became part of India. Since the Murasing are a scheduled tribe they are eligible for public jobs and special consideration for university admission.

The main language of the Murasing people is a Tibetan dialect called Kok Borok. The official languages of the Tripura state are Bengali and Kok Borok. A complete Bible became available in Kok Borok in 1998.

Where are they located?
Most of the Murasing live in Tripura, a state in northeastern India. A smaller group resides in Bangladesh.

What are their lives like?
Most of the Murasing live as their ancestors have for hundreds of years. They wander the hills looking for food and forest products to sell for household items. With the passing of time, they are settling down to one place and becoming farmers and day laborers. They live in bamboo houses on poles six feet or more off the ground to protect them from animals and floods.

They have different types of marriages. Some are arranged by families, some young people elope and some young people choose each other with the consent of their families. A headman who acts as a judge rules each village of five to 50 families. When a young man or woman comes of age, he or she is given a completely new name.

The main foods of the Murasing are rice, fish and vegetables. They eat meat except for beef. The traditional folk music and dance of the indigenous people of Tripura date back thousands of years.

What are their beliefs?
If a devout Brahmin from Delhi examined the religion of the Murasing, he would probably think the Murasing were more animists than real Hindus. Though the Murasing people are officially Hindu, they have traditional beliefs, much like other tribal peoples in India. There are numerous festivals celebrated through out the year in Tripura with great pomp and show. The main festivals celebrated by the Tripura are the Durga Puja, Karchi Puja, Diwali, Holi, Buddha's birthday, Christmas and New Year. Like many tribal peoples, the Murasing have their own priests and do not employ Brahmins for important family events.

What are their needs?
The Murasing need to hear the life-changing message of Jesus Christ. He alone can free them from their fear of evil spirits and the forces of nature. The Murasing need help in educating their children and in learning new job skills that can bring them into the 21th century. Modern medical workers can do much to improve the lives of the Murasing.

Prayer Points
Pray for the Holy Spirit to give the Murasing people teachable and understanding hearts.
Pray for a strong movement of the Holy Spirit to bring entire Murasing families into a rich experience of God's blessing.
Pray for Murasing families to be drawn by the Holy Spirit to seek forgiveness and to understand the adequacy of Christ's work on the cross.
Pray for teams of believers to do sustained, focused prayer for the Lord to open the hearts of Murasing family leaders to experience God's blessing through a movement of family-based discovery Bible studies.


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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:17,000
Largest States:
Tripura (17,000)
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People Name in Country: Murasing
People Name General: Murasing
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 113158
Joshua Project People ID: 17709
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 17,000
Population all Countries: 19,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Tribal - other
People Name General: Murasing
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Kok Borok (13,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): trp    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Bengali (600)Magahi (10)
Nepali (Unknown)
Total Languages: 4
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.11 % 
Christianity0.88 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism98.85 % 
Islam0.11 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
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
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1959-1983
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1998-2015
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
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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 Kok Borok
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children
Film / VideoWorld Christian Videos
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralGospel resources links
GeneralGospel website in this language
Text / Printed MatterBible: Kok Borok
Text / Printed MatterTopical Scripture booklets and Bible stu ...
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Murasing in India

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    South Asia Tribal - other     Asia, South    
      Murasing India    
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