Hira in India

Joshua Project has identified the Hira only in India
Population
71,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

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 71,000
World Population 71,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Kachari Hojai
People ID 16927
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 7
Assam (68,000) West Bengal (2,800) Meghalaya (90) Odisha (80)
Mizoram (70) Arunachal Pradesh (60) Manipur (40)
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 7
Assam (68,000) West Bengal (2,800)
Meghalaya (90) Odisha (80)
Mizoram (70) Arunachal Pradesh (60)
Manipur (40)
Primary Language: Assamese (61,000 speakers)
Language Code: asm   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 3
Secondary Languages:
Bengali (8,800) Oriya (60)
Primary Language: Assamese (61,000 speakers)
Language Code: asm   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 3
Secondary Languages:
Bengali (8,800) Oriya (60)
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
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Assamese Bible stories
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Christassam recordings
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Assamese
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Path of Light (Indigitube.tv)
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Christ for the Nations
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
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 Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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