Ahom in India

Joshua Project has identified the Ahom only in India






Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Ahom live in India and are descendants of Tai people who came to live in the Brahmaputra Valley in the early thirteenth century. They were in power for about six hundred years. Most live in Assam and speak Assamese. Some live in the Lohit District of Arunachal Pradesh.

The custom regarding the Ahom with their dead is to not burn them but keep them in a box. They have inter-married, some with the Tibeto Burmans who gave them the name of Ahom.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Most of the Ahom are Hindus but some are Buddhists. There are a few who follow Christianity. Some follow their old Furalung religion. There are three priestly clans among them. They worship ancestors who they believe will keep them safe. They believe that when dead, a person goes to heaven and becomes a god and they then worship them.

Prayer Points

* Pray that God will give the Ahom dreams and visions leading them to salvation.
* Pray the Indian Christians will show them that Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth and the Life.



Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2010-08-27
Video Links:
The Path of Light
People Name General Ahom
People Name in Country Ahom
Population in India 1,103,000
World Population 1,103,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Assamese
People Name General Ahom
Ethnic Code CNN25a
People ID 16189
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:  9  (up to 20 largest shown)
Assam (984,000) Arunachal Pradesh (110,000) Meghalaya (6,300) Nagaland (2,000)
West Bengal (200) Maharashtra (20) Madhya Pradesh (20) Punjab (20)
Himachal Pradesh (20)
Total States on file:  9  (up to 20 largest shown)
Assam (984,000) Arunachal Pradesh (110,000)
Meghalaya (6,300) Nagaland (2,000)
West Bengal (200) Maharashtra (20)
Madhya Pradesh (20) Punjab (20)
Himachal Pradesh (20)
Languages & Dialects on file:  5  (up to 20 largest shown)
Assamese (1,040,000) Bengali (35,000) Naga, Tase (1,800) Adi (1,400)
Hindi (800)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Assamese 1,040,000 Bengali 35,000
Naga, Tase 1,800 Adi 1,400
Hindi 800
For Primary Language: Assamese

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1822-1974)
New Testament Yes   (1819-1993)
Complete Bible Yes   (1833-1995)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Assamese Bible stories Audio Recordings
Assamese Language Film Film / Video
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Christ for the Nations Text / Printed Matter
Christassam recordings Audio Recordings
Four Spiritual Laws General
God's Story Video Film / Video
Gods Simple Plan General
Got Questions Ministry General
Jesus Film: view in Assamese Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
Online Scripture (Talking Bibles) 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
0.41 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
1.68 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
97.89 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.02 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Video Source: Create International
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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