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Adi in India


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
82,000 Adi Unknown 21.03 % Unknown No   

Adi in India

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Introduction / History
The Adi people are spread through China, Bhutan and India. The greatest concentration of Adi resides in Arunachal Pradesh, India. They represent one of the largest people groups in that state.

What are their lives like?
Like the Adi in other parts of this region, those living in India are largely isolated from other people groups and even other Adi villages. They are very independent in social and political matters.

What are their beliefs?
Thankfully, more than 20% of Adi people in India have chosen to follow Christ. They can be used by God to reach other Adi people in China and Bhutan. The majority, however, continue to practice traditional religions that involve shamans.

What are their needs?
The Adi of India have God's Word in their language and nearly 15,000 have heard and responded to the gospel. They now need training in discipleship and mission, along with focused prayer for God's Kingdom to spread throughout their communities.

Prayer Points
Pray for the Adi believers in India to go to the Adi people in Bhutan and China with the gospel. Pray for mission workers to invest in leadership training and assisting the Adi in gaining momentum for a church planting movement. Pray for spiritual receptivity that will result in the Adi people loving and obeying the Lord.

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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:82,000
Largest States:
Arunachal Pradesh (79,000)Assam (1,500)
Meghalaya (300)Maharashtra (70)
Tripura (10)
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Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Adi
People Name General: Adi
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 113979
Joshua Project People ID: 18386
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 82,000
Population all Countries: 86,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Adi
People Name General: Adi
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Adi (68,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): adi    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Assamese (400)Bengali (400)
Nyishi (200)Mising (90)
Digaro-Mishmi (30)Hindi (30)
Deori (20)Sartang (20)
Nepali (20)Garo (Unknown)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 17
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Unknown
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.32 % 
Christianity21.03 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism11.92 % 
Islam0.20 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.02 % 
Unknown66.51 % 
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 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1932-1986
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 2005-2012
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Adi
Film / VideoWorld Christian Videos
GeneralGospel resources links
GeneralGospel website in this language
Text / Printed MatterBible: Adi
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Adi in India

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People Cluster
    Adi     Asia, South    
      Adi India    
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            Adi in India          
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      Unknown     Adi  
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