Mishmi in India

Joshua Project has identified the Mishmi only in India
Population
37,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
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Introduction / History

Mishmi is a tribe in Arunachal Pradesh who live in the weakest economy conditions.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The main economic resources of the Mishmis are land and forests. They are primarily farmers. One of the traditional occupations of the Mishmis is weaving, which also involves them in trading in order to sell what they make. Mishmis also produce shawls, blouses, jackets, bamboo baskets, skirts, coats, bags and bead necklaces. Mishmis are non-vegetarians. Men and children consume pork, beef and all other kinds of meat available. However, the women eat only small birds and fish. Their houses are made of bamboo and the roof is thatched with long grass. The peculiarity of these houses is that they are made on pillars and the basement of the house is used for keeping pigs and hens.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Mishmis belong to hereditary shamanism. The most important characteristics are the complex system of belief in the spiritual qualities of nature and the concept of one Supreme Being. Donyi-polo the sun and the moon are regarded as the symbol of eternal truth.

Animals like mithun and pigs are sacrificed for a number of rituals and pujas during festivals. They have pre and post delivery rituals. They believe in some malevolent and benevolent spirits. Mishmis are the followers of the animistic Donyi-polo faith, known as Phong kelum, with some Buddhist influence, notably in their rites.



Profile Source:   India Missions Association - Edited by Philipose Vaidyar  Copyrighted ©   Used with permission  

People Name General Mishmi
People Name in Country Mishmi
Population in India 37,000
World Population 37,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 2.1
Least-Reached No
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Megho-Mishmi, Miza-Mishmi
People ID 17565
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: 3
Arunachal Pradesh (34,000) Assam (3,000) 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: 3
Arunachal Pradesh (34,000) Assam (3,000)
Manipur (40)

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Primary Language: Digaro-Mishmi (27,000 speakers)
Language Code: mhu   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 9
Secondary Languages:
Adi (8,000) Mising (600) Assamese (400) Bengali (200)
Naga, Tase: Tangsa Monpa, Tawang Hindi Nyishi
Primary Language: Digaro-Mishmi (27,000 speakers)
Language Code: mhu   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 9
Secondary Languages:
Adi (8,000) Mising (600)
Assamese (400) Bengali (200)
Naga, Tase: Tangsa (10) Monpa, Tawang (10)
Hindi (0) Nyishi (0)
For Primary Language: Digaro-Mishmi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.75 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown
7.05 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
76.03 %
Islam
0.01 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
16.16 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source: Vaivhav Todi  
Profile Source: India Missions Association - Edited by Philipose Vaidyar  Copyrighted ©   Used with permission  
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