Hira in India

Joshua Project has identified the Hira only in India






Largest Religion

Main Language


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.

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People Name General Hira
People Name in Country Hira
Population in India 71,000
World Population 71,000
Countries 1
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
People ID 16927
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:  7  (up to 20 largest shown)
Assam (68,000) West Bengal (2,800) Meghalaya (90) Odisha (80)
Mizoram (70) Arunachal Pradesh (60) Manipur (40)
Total States on file:  7  (up to 20 largest shown)
Assam (68,000) West Bengal (2,800)
Meghalaya (90) Odisha (80)
Mizoram (70) Arunachal Pradesh (60)
Manipur (40)
Languages & Dialects on file:  3  (up to 20 largest shown)
Assamese (60,000) Bengali (8,600) Oriya (60)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Assamese 60,000 Bengali 8,600
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
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
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
100.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

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: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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