Meitei in India


Population
1,494,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge


The Meitei

Source:  GSCC News      Download

Introduction / History

The Meitei live in the northeastern corner of Bangladesh—mostly in the Moulvibazar district of Sylhet division. The vast majority of their people live in Manipur State in India where Meitei is the official state language. A unique feature of the Meitei is that their community is made of one language, but two religions. A majority of them are Hindus and have Mongoloid features, while a minority of them are Muslims and have Bengali features. In spite of this, there exists good harmony between them and they are proud of the common heritage of their mother tongue.

Most Meiteis still earn a living by farming, though the younger generation would like to use their education to enter more modern fields. The Meitei are very resistant to change, particularly in the area of religion. Outsiders trying to spread the gospel are not well received, and individuals may resist the gospel for fear that they will lose their place in the Meitei society if they become Christians. Much work needs to be done to make them aware of their need for Christ.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-08-28
Global Prayer Digest: 2013-11-25
People Name General Meitei
People Name in Country Meitei
Population in India 1,494,000
World Population 1,526,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 30 to 34
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Maitei, Meetei, Megli, Mitei, Pangal, Ponna, मएइतेई
People ID 13513
ROP3 Code 106268
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 21
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Manipur
(1,234,000)
Assam
(178,000)
Tripura
(52,000)
Nagaland
(20,000)
Meghalaya
(4,400)
Arunachal Pradesh
(1,500)
Mizoram
(1,300)
Maharashtra
(500)
Delhi
(500)
West Bengal
(500)
Chandigarh
(300)
Uttar Pradesh
(300)
Tamil Nadu
(100)
Madhya Pradesh
(100)
Andhra Pradesh
(90)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 21  (only 20 largest shown)
  Manipur (1,234,000)
  Assam (178,000)
  Tripura (52,000)
  Nagaland (20,000)
  Meghalaya (4,400)
  Arunachal Pradesh (1,500)
  Mizoram (1,300)
  Maharashtra (500)
  Delhi (500)
  West Bengal (500)
  Chandigarh (300)
  Uttar Pradesh (300)
  Tamil Nadu (100)
  Madhya Pradesh (100)
  Andhra Pradesh (90)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Meitei (1,381,000 speakers)
Language Code mni   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
Bengali
(25,000)
Hindi
(1,600)
Assamese
(800)
English
People Groups Speaking Meitei
Primary Language Meitei (1,381,000 speakers)
Language Code mni   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
  Bengali (25,000)
  Hindi (1,600)
  Assamese (800)
  English (10)
People Groups Speaking Meitei

Primary Language:  Meitei

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1820-1995)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1827-1996)
Bible-Complete Yes   (1984-2016)
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Portions
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Meitei
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Fathers Love Letter
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.01 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.31 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
91.21 %
Islam
0.05 %
Non-Religious
Unknown
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
8.43 %
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2017  Isudas  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Video Source GSCC News
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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