Kom in India

Joshua Project has identified the Kom only in India

Population

16,100

Christian

99%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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Introduction / History

The origin of the Kom is unclear as they were nomadic people until they entered Manipur. They entered Manipur through Tripura. Their clan names came into existence only when they came out of a cave whose location is believed to be somewhere near the border with China.


Where are they Located?

The Kom are a community of people mainly found in Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram and Northeast India. They are scattered over all the districts of Manipur. They have very close cultural similarities with non-Naga tribes of Manipur, native tribes of Tripura and the Mizos (which can be broadly described as Chin-Kuki-Mizo).


What are Their Lives Like?

They live mainly on hunting and terrain cultivation.


What are Their Beliefs?

Their forefathers worshipped gods and godesses and followed practices of sorcery. But with the coming of Christianity nearly all of them had converted to Christianity.


What are Their Needs?

The main need is to uplift and bring them into the mainstream of society and development.




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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 Kom
People Name in Country Kom
ROP3 Code 114462
Joshua Project People ID 18781
Indigenous Yes
Population in India 16,100
Least-Reached No
Alternate Names for People Group
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Kom 18,000 Chin, Thado 600 Hindi 200 Naga, Lotha 70
Naga, Inpui 60 Mizo 40 Meitei 40 Hmar 30
Bengali 20 Gujarati 20 Naga, Mao 20 Chin, Paite 20
Naga, Maring 20 Anal 20 English 20 Nepali 10
Naga, Tangkhul 10 Naga, Maram 0 Naga, Sangtam 0 Gangte 0
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Affinity Bloc Tibetan-Himalayan Peoples
People Cluster Kuki-Chin-Naga
People Name General Kom
Ethnic Code MSY50c
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Largest Religion Christianity
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
99%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
0.45%
Islam
0.02%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.01%
Unknown
0.76%
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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