Tikhir in India

Joshua Project has identified the Tikhir only in India

Population

16,400

Christian

100%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Anonymous


Introduction / History

The Tikhir tribe is a completely unique tribe with it's own culture, tradition, dialect and history. They speak a language called the Tikhir dialect. The Tikhir people live in Nagaland state in India. Some live accross the border in Myanmar.


What are Their Lives Like?

The Tikhir make their living from agriculture and hunting. They were previously headhunters and the prestige of a person depended on the number of enemies killed and collected. Since the Tikhi are a small tribe in Nagaland, the bigger tribes are discriminating against them. The Tikhirs were forced to stay under the rule of the a neighbouring tribe and their area was divided into many political contituencies. Because of this, they don't have an elected representative and thus are suffering in all spheres of life. In the middle 1990s many of the Tikhir villages were attacked by this neighboring tribe, along with some terrorist elements, and many Tikhirs were killed, including children and old women. Many houses and granaries were burned. Many Baptist churches of the Tikhirs were also burned.


What are Their Beliefs?

With the coming of the Baptist Missionaries from America to Nagaland, most Tikhirs had converted to Christianity, albiet slowly. The majority are Baptist and a few Catholics.


What are Their Needs?

* Official recognition of the Tikhir tribe and privileges as full citizens.
* Peace with neighboring tribes and safety from attacks.
* Spiritual growth within the church.




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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 Tikhir
People Name in Country Tikhir
ROP3 Code 113786
Joshua Project People ID 18253
Indigenous Yes
Population in India 16,400
Least-Reached No
Alternate Names for People Group
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Affinity Bloc Tibetan-Himalayan Peoples
People Cluster Kuki-Chin-Naga
People Name General Tikhir
Ethnic Code MSY50p
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Largest Religion Christianity
Buddhism
0.01%
Christianity
100%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
0.01%
Islam
0.01%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.01%
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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