Maramei in India

Joshua Project has identified the Maramei only in India






Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The government of India has declared that the most primitive tribe in Manipur is the Maramei, in the Senepati district. There are still places where outsiders are not given free access.

The Maramei worship nature and their ancestors. They pray to mediums, practice spiritism, superstition, etc. They believe rice beer, which is a very intoxicating drink, to be the source of life and energy.

Immorality is widespread among the Maramei and if an unwanted baby is born out of wedlock, the Maramei will kill the baby by squeezing its neck using a wooden pole. When the baby dies they will pierce bamboo spikes all over the baby fearing that it would wait for them and take revenge in the next world.

The Maramei do not eat pork because there is a traditional belief that their ancestors were orphans and they were fed and brought up by a mother pig.

Profile Source:   HeartCry Missionary Society  

People Name General Maramei
People Name in Country Maramei
Population in India 14,000
World Population 14,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 2.1
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Maram
Affinity Bloc Tibetan-Himalayan Peoples
People Cluster Kuki-Chin-Naga
People Name General Maramei
Ethnic Code MSY50p
People ID 17454
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:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Manipur (14,000)
Total States on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Manipur (14,000)

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Languages & Dialects on file:  25  (up to 20 largest shown)
Naga, Maram (12,000) Naga, Maring (600) Naga, Mao (300) Naga, Southern Rengma (60)
Hindi (30) Nepali (20) Naga, Tangkhul (10) Assamese (10)
Mizo (10) Meitei Kom Chin, Thado
Naga, Zeme Bishnupriya Naga, Yimchungru: Tikhir Gujarati
English Telugu Vaiphei Bengali
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Naga, Maram 12,000 Naga, Maring 600
Naga, Mao 300 Naga, Southern Rengma 60
Hindi 30 Nepali 20
Naga, Tangkhul 10 Assamese 10
Mizo 10 Meitei 10
Kom 10 Chin, Thado 10
Naga, Zeme 10 Bishnupriya 10
Naga, Yimchungru: Tikhir 10 Gujarati 10
English 10 Telugu 0
Vaiphei 0 Bengali 0

For Main Lanugage: Naga, Maram

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1998)
New Testament Yes   (2004)
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible: Maram Naga New Testament Text / Printed Matter
Primary Religion: Christianity

Major Religion Percent
0.01 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
99.11 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.39 %
0.09 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.40 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Photo Source: HeartCry Missionary Society  
Profile Source: HeartCry Missionary Society  
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