Kom in India

Joshua Project has identified the Kom only in India






Largest Religion

Main Language


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.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Kom
People Name in Country Kom
Population in India 20,000
World Population 20,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 2.1
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc Tibetan-Himalayan Peoples
People Cluster Kuki-Chin-Naga
People Name General Kom
Ethnic Code MSY50c
People ID 18781
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 (20,000)
Total States on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Manipur (20,000)

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Languages & Dialects on file:  25  (up to 20 largest shown)
Kom (18,000) Chin, Thado (600) Hindi (200) Naga, Lotha (70)
Naga, Inpui: Naga, Kabui (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
Naga, Tangkhul Naga, Maram Naga, Sangtam Gangte
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Kom 18,000 Chin, Thado 600
Hindi 200 Naga, Lotha 70
Naga, Inpui: Naga, Kabui 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
For Primary Language: Kom

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1954-1960)
New Testament Yes   (1977-1996)
Complete Bible Yes   (1996)
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
God's Story Video Film / Video
World Missionary Press Booklets Text / Printed Matter
Primary Religion: Christianity

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
98.76 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.45 %
0.02 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.01 %
0.76 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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