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Kom in India


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
21,000 Kom Christianity 98.93 % Unknown No No   

Kom in India

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Introduction / History
The origin of the Kom is unclear as they were nomadic people until they entered Manipur. They entered Manipur through Tripura. Their clan names came into existence only when they came out of a cave whose location is believed to be somewhere near the border with China.

Where are they located?
The Kom are a community of people mainly found in Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram and Northeast India. They are scattered over all the districts of Manipur. They have very close cultural similarities with non-Naga tribes of Manipur, native tribes of Tripura and the Mizos (which can be broadly described as Chin-Kuki-Mizo).

What are their lives like?
They live mainly on hunting and terrain cultivation.

What are their beliefs?
Their forefathers worshipped gods and godesses and followed practices of sorcery. But with the coming of Christianity nearly all of them had converted to Christianity.

What are their needs?
The main need is to uplift and bring them into the mainstream of society and development.

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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:21,000
Largest States:
Manipur (21,000)
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People Name in Country: Kom
People Name General: Kom
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 114462
Joshua Project People ID: 18781
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 21,000
Population all Countries: 21,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Tribal - other
People Name General: Kom
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Kom (17,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): kmm    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Chin, Thado (500)Naga, Lotha (200)
Hindi (90)Naga, Inpui: Naga, Kabui (60)
Mizo (50)Bengali (20)
Naga, Mao (20)Anal (10)
Chin, Paite (10)Gujarati (Unknown)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 26
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.10 % 
Christianity98.93 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.42 % 
Islam0.32 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.05 % 
Unknown0.18 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
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Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 4   Greater than or equal to 2% Evangelical
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1954-1960
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1996-2015
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Kom in India

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