Hrangkhol in India


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Main Language
Largest Religion
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Evangelical
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* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The Hrangkhol or Hrongkhol people live in the Dima Haseo District of Assam State in northeastern India, but most of them live over the border in Myanmar.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Hrangkhol people work mostly in agriculture. The floors and walls of their homes are made of bamboo and they have thatched roofs. The women like to smoke using small pipes. Hrangkhol festivals include Rualsafak, which is a harvest festival. They believe fish represents being well off, so they imitate fishing in their dances. Singing and dancing are the main part of their festivals. They have folk dances where they play traditional musical instruments.


What Are Their Beliefs?

In India they are officially Hindu, but over the border in Myanmar, they are better described as animistic. In both cases, they fear and serve spiritual forces that hold them back. There is a Christian minority in both countries, so they can be reached by their own people.


What Are Their Needs?

They need the opportunity to accept the abundant life only Jesus Christ can offer. Who will disciple them? These people for whom Lord Jesus died and paid the penalty for their sins need to know He loves them infinitely and wants them to live in His home forever.


Prayer Points

Pray that Indian believers will lead the Hrangkhol to a movement to Christ that will bless their entire community spiritually and socially. Pray that they will experience Christian music and dance that will help point them to faith in the Savior. Pray for a disciple making movement among them to flourish both in India and in Myanmar.


Scripture Prayers for the Hrangkhol in India.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Hrangkhol
People Name in Country Hrangkhol
Population this Country 8,600
Population all Countries 18,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 2
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Kuki Chin; Rangkhol; हरांगखोल
People ID 12127
ROP3 Code 103879
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 2
Largest States
Assam
8,100
Mizoram
500
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 2
  Assam 8,100
  Mizoram 500
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hrangkhol (6,900 speakers)
Language Code hra   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Bengali
400
Primary Language Hrangkhol (6,900 speakers)
Language Code hra   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Bengali 400
People Groups Speaking Hrangkhol

Primary Language:  Hrangkhol

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1997)
Bible-Complete Yes  (2006-2008)
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
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Text / Printed Matter Bible: Hrangkhol
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
5.68 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
94.32 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more