Ahom in India

Joshua Project has identified the Ahom only in India
Population
1,110,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Ahom live in India and are descendants of Tai people who came to live in the Brahmaputra Valley in the early thirteenth century. They were in power for about six hundred years. Most live in Assam and speak Assamese. Some live in the Lohit District of Arunachal Pradesh.

The custom regarding the Ahom with their dead is to not burn them but keep them in a box. They have inter-married, some with the Tibeto Burmans who gave them the name of Ahom.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Most of the Ahom are Hindus but some are Buddhists. There are a few who follow Christianity. Some follow their old Furalung religion. There are three priestly clans among them. They worship ancestors who they believe will keep them safe. They believe that when dead, a person goes to heaven and becomes a god and they then worship them.


Prayer Points

* Pray that God will give the Ahom dreams and visions leading them to salvation.
* Pray the Indian Christians will show them that Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth and the Life.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ahom_people


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Prayer Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2010-08-27
People Name General Ahom
People Name in Country Ahom
Population in India 1,110,000
World Population 1,110,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 3  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names आहों
People ID 16189
ROP3 Code 111294
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 9
Largest States
Assam (996,000) Arunachal Pradesh (104,000) Meghalaya (6,400)
Nagaland (3,100) West Bengal (200) Maharashtra (20)
Madhya Pradesh (20) Himachal Pradesh (20) Punjab (20)
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 9
Assam (996,000) Arunachal Pradesh (104,000)
Meghalaya (6,400) Nagaland (3,100)
West Bengal (200) Maharashtra (20)
Madhya Pradesh (20) Himachal Pradesh (20)
Punjab (20)
Primary Language: Assamese (1,036,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: asm   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 5
Secondary Languages:
Bengali (29,000) Naga, Tase: Tangsa (1,800) Adi (1,400)
Hindi (800)
Primary Language: Assamese (1,036,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: asm   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 5
Secondary Languages:
Bengali (29,000) Naga, Tase: Tangsa (1,800)
Adi (1,400) Hindi (800)
Primary Language: Assamese

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1822-1974)
New Testament Yes   (1819-1993)
Complete Bible Yes   (1833-1995)
Audio Bible Online
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Assamese Bible stories
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Christassam recordings
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Assamese
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Path of Light (Indigitube.tv)
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Christ for the Nations
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.41 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
1.68 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
97.89 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.02 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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