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Halam Molsom in India

Halam Molsom

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
5,600 Kok Borok Hinduism 49.16 % Unknown No   

Halam Molsom in India

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Introduction / History
The Molsoms are a sub-tribe of the Halam community of Tripura which form a minority of the tribal population in Tripura state. The Molsoms belong to the Chin-kuki linguistic group. It is believed that the Molsoms came to permanently live in Tripura around the year 1584-86 A.D. In spite of prevalence of basic similarities of dialects, cultures and traditions among the various sub-groups of the Halam community and also with the Kuki and Lushai tribes, The Molsoms have their own language, dialect, culture and tradition which are distinct and rich.

There is neither written record nor other forms of written literature on the evolution of The Molsom language. However, hearsay, folk songs and folk tales are the only sources of information on the evolution of the Molsom language. According to a Molsom folk tale, once upon a time, at the beginning of the human races, the supreme ruler of the earth allotted languages to each and every tribe of the earth. Some languages were written on stone plates, some on pulp, some on iron surfaces, some on leather and some on tree leaves. The Molsoms were gifted a language written on a green leaf.

It so happened that the careless chief of the Molsom forgot to take the language gift home and it was left outside the King's palace. A goat came and ate up the leaf on which Molsom language was written. Consequently, the Molsom language become unpopular and un-recognized. The evolutionary roots of the Molsom language can be traced back to their original homeland and the environments they used to live in.

In this connection, it is popularly believed that prior to their entry into the erstwhile Tripura Kingdom, the Molsoms lived in areas adjacent to Burma and Mizoram borders. It is believed that during their long period of habitation around those areas, and also as a result of their inter-action with the other tribes, the Molsom languages must have got shaped. Evidence to this assumption can be drawn from the wide ranges of language similarities present among the Lushais, Kukies and Molsoms.

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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:5,600
Largest States:
Tripura (5,600)Assam (10)
Total States on file:2
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Halam Molsom
People Name General: Halam Molsom
Alternate People Names:
Molsomहलम, मोलसों
ROP3 Code: 115788
Joshua Project People ID: 19760
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 5,600
Population all Countries: 5,600
Least-Reached: No
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Tribal - Other
People Name General: Halam Molsom
Ethnic Code: MSY50c
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Language
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Primary Language: Kok Borok (3,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): trp    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Chin, Falam (2,500)
Total Languages: 2
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity49.16 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism50.57 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.27 % 
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
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1959-1983
New Testament:
1976
Complete Bible: 1998
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Kok Borok
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Text / Printed MatterBible: Kok Borok
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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Halam Molsom in India

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