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Bru in India

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
244,000 Kok Borok Hinduism 16.75 % Unknown   

Bru in India

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Introduction / History
The Bru people live in Bangladesh and India. The majority are in India's northeastern states.

What are their lives like?
In Bangladesh and India, most Riang speakers are agriculturalists, and they practice a type of farming which is often referred to as "slash and burn" farming. They live in hilly areas and farm different hillsides on a rotational basis. Their homes are generally made of bamboo and leaves, and most of their villages do not have electricity or roads leading to them.

What are their beliefs?
The Bru people practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. Hinduism is a catch-all phrase for the local religions of South Asia, so it is very diverse. At the popular level, Hindus worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. They visit Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers, and incense to their gods in hopes of gaining protection and benefits. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews. There are other Hindus who are much more philosophical, especially among the Brahmins.

Almost all Hindus participate in yearly celebrations like Holi, the festival of colors and the start of spring / Diwali, the festival of lights / Navratri, the celebration of autumn / and Rama Navami, Rama's birthday.

What are their needs?
Because of the distance to schools and the Riang's lack of ability in Bengali, most Riang remain uneducated.

Prayer Points
Pray for loving workers to go to the Bru people, and for their hearts to be ready to receive their savior.

Pray for families of believers loving and serving others to grow reproducing churches.

Pray for a chain reaction of families reaching families that result in thousands of new disciples who share their faith with others.

Pray for grace and truth expanding into their entire society as all believers learn to love others.

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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:244,000
Largest States:
Tripura (224,000)Assam (16,000)
Arunachal Pradesh (1,100)Mizoram (900)
Manipur (100)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Bru
People Name General: Bru
Alternate People Names:
RiangTikhak
Tripuri RiangTuikuk
ब्रू
ROP3 Code: 108370
Joshua Project People ID: 17966
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 244,000
Population all Countries: 246,000
Least-Reached: No
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Tribal - other
People Name General: Bru
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Kok Borok (179,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): trp    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Bengali (12,000)Riang (7,200)
Naga, Inpui: Naga, Kabui (5,300)Assamese (1,900)
Chin, Falam (300)Hindi (200)
Mizo (100)English (40)
Magahi (40)Odia (20)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 25
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.46 % 
Christianity16.75 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism82.32 % 
Islam0.15 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.03 % 
Unknown0.29 % 
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]   Evangelicals have only a very small representation among all who claim to be Christians.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 4   Greater than or equal to 2% Evangelical
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1959-1983
New Testament:
1976Audio
Complete Bible: 1998-2015
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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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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