Maramei in India

Joshua Project has identified the Maramei only in India

Population

7,350

Christian

99%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: HeartCry Missionary Society


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
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Country India
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country
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People Name General Maramei
People Name in Country Maramei
ROP3 Code 112859
Joshua Project People ID 17454
Indigenous Yes
Population in India 7,350
Least-Reached No
Alternate Names for People Group Maram,
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Affinity Bloc Tibetan-Himalayan Peoples
People Cluster Kuki-Chin-Naga
People Name General Maramei
Ethnic Code MSY50p
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Largest Religion Christianity
Buddhism
0.01%
Christianity
99%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
0.39%
Islam
0.09%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.40%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
0.00%
Protestant
0.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
0.00%
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