Ahom in India

The Ahom have only been reported in India
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* Data can be from various sources including official census, agencies, and local research. Data from these sources can sometimes differ even by orders of magnitude. Joshua Project attempts to present a conservative, balanced estimate.

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.


What Are Their Lives Like?

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.


They worship ancestors, believing they will keep them safe.
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.


What Are Their Needs?

Like people everywhere, the Ahom people need to allow the loving Savior to direct their lives. They need his forgiveness for sin.


Prayer Points

Pray the Ahom would see they can enjoy abundant life if they put their trust in Jesus Christ.
Pray for the Lord to intervene in their families, calling people to his side and blessing them in every way.
Pray for loving workers.
Pray for their hearts to be drawn to the Lord of lords.
Pray for a church planting movement to thrive in their communities.


Scripture Prayers for the Ahom in India.


References

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


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Ahom
People Name in Country Ahom
Pronunciation AH-hahm
Alternate Names आहों
Population this Country 2,076,000
Population all Countries 2,076,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 3  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 42
People ID 16189
ROP3 Code 111294
ROP25 Code 300136
ROP25 Name Ahom
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 10
Largest States
Assam
1,949,000
Arunachal Pradesh
101,000
Meghalaya
9,200
Manipur
6,600
Nagaland
6,400
West Bengal
2,900
Maharashtra
90
Punjab
80
Himachal Pradesh
20
Madhya Pradesh
20
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 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 10
  Assam 1,949,000
  Arunachal Pradesh 101,000
  Meghalaya 9,200
  Manipur 6,600
  Nagaland 6,400
  West Bengal 2,900
  Maharashtra 90
  Punjab 80
  Himachal Pradesh 20
  Madhya Pradesh 20
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.47 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
3.30 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
96.22 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.01 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Assamese (1,699,000 speakers)
Language Code asm   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
Bengali
34,000
Meitei
2,000
Naga, Tangshang
1,800
Adi
1,500
Hindi
800
Primary Language Assamese (1,699,000 speakers)
Language Code asm   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
  Bengali 34,000
  Meitei 2,000
  Naga, Tangshang 1,800
  Adi 1,500
  Hindi 800
People Groups Speaking Assamese

Primary Language:  Assamese

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1822-1974)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1819-1993)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1833-2022)
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Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Online Audio Scripture Talking Bibles
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Following Jesus video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Assamese Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video World Christian Videos World Christian Videos
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Four Spiritual Laws Campus Crusade for Christ
General Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
General Gospel website in this language General / Other
General YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Android Bible app: Assamese YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store Operation Agape
Mobile App iOS Bible app: Assamese YouVersion Bibles
Text / Printed Matter Children and youth resources One Hope
Text / Printed Matter Christ for the Nations General / Other
Text / Printed Matter Jesus Messiah comic book General / Other
Text / Printed Matter Literacy primer for Assamese Literacy & Evangelism International
Text / Printed Matter Online New Testament (Bibles India) Operation Agape
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Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Joshua Project 
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