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Tikhir in India


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
9,100 Naga, Yimchungru Christianity 99.02 % Unknown No   

Tikhir in India

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Introduction / History
The Tikhir tribe is a completely unique tribe with it's own culture, tradition, dialect and history. They speak a language called the Tikhir dialect. The Tikhir people live in Nagaland state in India. Some live accross the border in Myanmar.

What are their lives like?
The Tikhir make their living from agriculture and hunting. They were previously headhunters and the prestige of a person depended on the number of enemies killed and collected. Since the Tikhi are a small tribe in Nagaland, the bigger tribes are discriminating against them. The Tikhirs were forced to stay under the rule of the a neighbouring tribe and their area was divided into many political contituencies. Because of this, they don't have an elected representative and thus are suffering in all spheres of life. In the middle 1990s many of the Tikhir villages were attacked by this neighboring tribe, along with some terrorist elements, and many Tikhirs were killed, including children and old women. Many houses and granaries were burned. Many Baptist churches of the Tikhirs were also burned.

What are their beliefs?
With the coming of the Baptist Missionaries from America to Nagaland, most Tikhirs had converted to Christianity, albiet slowly. The majority are Baptist and a few Catholics.

What are their needs?
Official recognition of the Tikhir tribe and privileges as full citizens.
Peace with neighboring tribes and safety from attacks.
Spiritual growth within the church.

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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:9,100
Largest States:
Nagaland (8,900)Assam (50)
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People Name in Country: Tikhir
People Name General: Tikhir
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 113786
Joshua Project People ID: 18253
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 9,100
Population all Countries: 9,100
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Tribal - other
People Name General: Tikhir
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Naga, Yimchungru (6,700 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): yim    Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect:Tikhir
Dialect Code:14621
Secondary Languages:
Naga, Khiamniungan (400)Naga, Chang (200)
Naga, Sangtam (70)Naga, Sumi (70)
Naga, Tangkhul (60)Naga, Southern Rengma (40)
Naga, Liangmai (20)English (10)
Naga, Lotha (Unknown)Naga, Ao (Unknown)
Total Languages: 11
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.51 % 
Christianity99.02 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.10 % 
Islam0.25 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.01 % 
Unknown0.10 % 
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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Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a larger relative representation among all who claim to be Christians.
Least-Reached: No
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1959-1989
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 2007-2008
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 / VideoJesus Film: view in Naga, Yimchungru
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Text / Printed MatterBible: Naga, Yimchungru
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Tikhir in India

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    South Asia Tribal - other     Asia, South    
      Tikhir India    
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