Meitei in India



Population

1,440,000

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


The Meitei

Source:  GSCC News      Download

Introduction / History

The Meitei live in the northeastern corner of Bangladesh—mostly in the Moulvibazar district of Sylhet division. The vast majority of their people live in Manipur State in India where Meitei is the official state language. A unique feature of the Meitei is that their community is made of one language, but two religions. A majority of them are Hindus and have Mongoloid features, while a minority of them are Muslims and have Bengali features. In spite of this, there exists good harmony between them and they are proud of the common heritage of their mother tongue.

Most Meiteis still earn a living by farming, though the younger generation would like to use their education to enter more modern fields. The Meitei are very resistant to change, particularly in the area of religion. Outsiders trying to spread the gospel are not well received, and individuals may resist the gospel for fear that they will lose their place in the Meitei society if they become Christians. Much work needs to be done to make them aware of their need for Christ. Currently, there are only two Meitei Christians in Bangladesh, and there is no church or active witness in their community.



Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-08-28
Global Prayer Digest: 2013-11-25
People Name General Meitei
People Name in Country Meitei
Population in India 1,440,000
World Population 1,478,000
Countries 3
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Maitei, Meetei, Megli, Mitei, Pangal, Ponna
Affinity Bloc Tibetan-Himalayan Peoples
People Cluster Kuki-Chin-Naga
People Name General Meitei
Ethnic Code MSY50o
People ID 13513
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 21  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  21  (up to 20 largest shown)
Manipur (1,174,000) Assam (187,000) Tripura (51,000) Nagaland (19,000)
Meghalaya (4,400) Mizoram (1,200) Arunachal Pradesh (900) Delhi (500)
Maharashtra (500) West Bengal (400) Chandigarh (300) Uttar Pradesh (300)
Tamil Nadu (100) Andhra Pradesh (90) Gujarat (90) Madhya Pradesh (90)
Jharkhand (70) Karnataka (50) Rajasthan (30) Telangana (20)
Total States on file:  21  (up to 20 largest shown)
Manipur (1,174,000) Assam (187,000)
Tripura (51,000) Nagaland (19,000)
Meghalaya (4,400) Mizoram (1,200)
Arunachal Pradesh (900) Delhi (500)
Maharashtra (500) West Bengal (400)
Chandigarh (300) Uttar Pradesh (300)
Tamil Nadu (100) Andhra Pradesh (90)
Gujarat (90) Madhya Pradesh (90)
Jharkhand (70) Karnataka (50)
Rajasthan (30) Telangana (20)
Languages & Dialects on file:  4  (up to 20 largest shown)
Meitei (1,329,000) Bengali (21,000) Assamese (800) English
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Meitei 1,329,000 Bengali 21,000
Assamese 800 English 10

For Main Lanugage: Meitei


Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1820-1995)
New Testament Yes   (1827-1996)
Complete Bible Yes   (1984-2011)
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Fathers Love Letter Text / Printed Matter
God's Story Video Film / Video
Got Questions Ministry General
Jesus Film: view in Meitei Film / Video
Online Scripture / Portions Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project) Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project) Film / Video
World Missionary Press Booklets Text / Printed Matter
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.21 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
83.46 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
16.33 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Photo Source: Isudas   Copyrighted ©   Used with permission
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Video Source: GSCC News
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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