Meitei in India

Population

1,370,000

Christian

0.21%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


The Meitei

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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.




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Country India
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country
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People Name General Meitei
People Name in Country Meitei
ROP3 Code 106268
Joshua Project People ID 13513
Indigenous Yes
Population in India 1,370,000
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Meetei, Mitei, Ponna,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Meitei 1,332,865 Bengali 19,250 Assamese 800 English 10
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Affinity Bloc Tibetan-Himalayan Peoples
People Cluster Kuki-Chin-Naga
People Name General Meitei
Ethnic Code MSY50o
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Largest Religion Hinduism
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.21%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
83.46%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
16.33%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
0.00%
Protestant
0.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
0.00%
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