Hira in India

Joshua Project has identified the Hira only in India

Population

68,400

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey


Introduction / History

The Hira people live in India’s northeastern state of Assam. They speak Assamese, though many also speak Bengali or Hindi. They have always been pot makers. Men and women both make pots. Their literacy rate is very low, and the Assamese government is trying to change this. Village headmen play an important role in daily activities of the Hira people.

They intermarry with three other communities, the Keots, Bairlogus, and Kaibarthas. Their marriages are monogamous, and they allow for divorce.


What are Their Beliefs?

All of the Hira people are Hindu, and they have their own sacred specialists. They have contact with other communities in their region, but Assam has a small Christian presence. However, there are all kinds of Christian materials in the Assamese language including the JESUS Film, radio broadcasts, a complete Bible, and gospel recordings.


Prayer Points

* Pray for believers to help the Hira people raise their literacy rate so they can raise their standard of living.
* Pray for them to have access to Christian materials.
* Pray for a positive spiritual response when they hear about the deeds of Jesus Christ.



People Name General Hira
People Name in Country Hira
Population in India 68,400
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Kachari Hojai
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Assamese
People Name General Hira
Ethnic Code CNN25a
Country India
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Assamese 60,000 Bengali 8,200 Oriya 60
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Assamese 60,000 Bengali 8,200
Oriya 60
Largest Religion Hinduism
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.00%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
100.00%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
0.00%
Protestant
0.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
0.00%
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl
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