Hira in India

The Hira have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The Hira people live in India's northeastern state of Assam. They speak Assamese, though many also speak Bengali or Hindi. They have always been pot makers. Men and women both make pots. Their literacy rate is very low, and the Assamese government is trying to change this. Village headmen play an important role in daily activities of the Hira people.

They intermarry with three other communities, the Keots, Bairlogus, and Kaibarthas. Their marriages are monogamous, and they allow for divorce.


What Are Their Beliefs?

All of the Hira people are Hindu, and they have their own sacred specialists. They have contact with other communities in their region, but Assam has a small Christian presence. However, there are all kinds of Christian materials in the Assamese language including the JESUS Film, radio broadcasts, a complete Bible, and gospel recordings.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Hira in India.

Pray for believers to help the Hira people raise their literacy rate so they can raise their standard of living.
Pray for them to have access to Christian materials.
Pray for a positive spiritual response when they hear about the deeds of Jesus Christ.


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

People Name General Hira
People Name in Country Hira
Population this Country 66,000
Population all Countries 66,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Kachari Hojai; हीरा
People ID 16927
ROP3 Code 112226
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 7
Largest States
Assam
62,000
West Bengal
3,200
Odisha
90
Arunachal Pradesh
80
Mizoram
70
Meghalaya
60
Manipur
40
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 7
  Assam 62,000
  West Bengal 3,200
  Odisha 90
  Arunachal Pradesh 80
  Mizoram 70
  Meghalaya 60
  Manipur 40
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Assamese (49,000 speakers)
Language Code asm   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
Bengali
7,800
Hindi
200
Odia
80
Primary Language Assamese (49,000 speakers)
Language Code asm   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
  Bengali 7,800
  Hindi 200
  Odia 80
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  (1833-1995)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings Online Audio Scripture
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Following Jesus video
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Assamese
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
Film / Video The Path of Light
General Biblical answers to your questions
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gospel resources links
General Gospel website in this language
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Assamese
Text / Printed Matter Children and youth resources
Text / Printed Matter Christ for the Nations
Text / Printed Matter Jesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed Matter Literacy primer for Assamese
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.03 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.07 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.90 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.01 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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