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Biate in India


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
16,000 Biate Hinduism 42.13 % Unknown No No   

Biate in India

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Introduction / History
The Biate live in Assam, Mizoram, Meghalaya and other north east Indian states. They speak a Tibeto Burman language. Bia means 'speak' or 'worship '.

Marriage is between their clans and is negotiated. Divorce does not happen often. On the death of the father, the youngest son inherits the property. Sons and daughters can have property according to what the father wants.

The Biate live on high slopes that are a few feet from the ground. They work in agriculture and shifting cultivation. A court is now looking after them, while they have chiefs who make the law.

The Biate have been animists and are now a mixture of Hindus and Christians. They have festivals. They make their own clothes and play musical instruments too.

Prayer Points
* Pray that the court leaders and chiefs come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him.
* Pray that gospel materials will lead them to salvation.

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999

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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:16,000
Largest States:
Assam (11,000)Manipur (2,500)
Mizoram (1,900)Meghalaya (1,000)
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People Name in Country: Biate
People Name General: Biate
Alternate People Names:
Kuki Chinचीन, बिएटे
ROP3 Code: 115495
Joshua Project People ID: 19742
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 16,000
Population all Countries: 16,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Tribal - other
People Name General: Biate
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Biate (14,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): biu    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Chin, Thado (900)Bengali (500)
Assamese (60)Mizo (30)
Total Languages: 5
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.13 % 
Christianity42.13 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism57.69 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.05 % 
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 only a very small representation among all who claim to be Christians.
Least-Reached: No
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1949-1991
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1985-2014
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
GeneralGospel website in this language
Text / Printed MatterBible: Biate - Biete
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible text (Scripture Earth)
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