Miri of India
People Name: Miri
Country: India
Language: Mising
Population: 815,000
Unreached: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Tribal - other
Primary Religion: Hinduism
% Adherents: 1.16 %
% Evangelical: Unknown
Progress Status: 1.0
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Joshua Project
PO Box 62614
Colorado Springs, CO 80962
United States


Introduction / History
The Miri are a Scheduled Tribe of India. They are also called Mishing. Many Miri live in the hills of Arunachal Pradesh. The Mishing live in Assam too.

They have cross-cousin marriages. Cultivation and fishing are their main work. They also work as laborers in agriculture. They speak a Tibeto-Burman language and Hindi too. Meat is eaten by them except beef and they have rice as a cereal.

The dead are buried away from the village they live in. They have a traditional community council to look after them. They are Hindus by religion.

The Mishing are also animists. Mishing means man of worthiness. The bereaved can marry again. There houses are built on stilts.

Prayer Points
Pray that the caste council leaders will come to Jesus Christ and lead others of them to Him.
Pray that Indian Christians will lead them to Jesus Christ.
Pray that God will give them dreams and visions leading them to salvation.

Miri of India