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.
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.
* 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 / Keith Carey|
|Persecution Rank||17 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file:||7|
|Primary Language:||Assamese (60,000 speakers) People group listing|
|Language Code:||asm Ethnologue Listing|
|Written:||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible Portions||Yes (1822-1974)|
|New Testament||Yes (1819-1993)|
|Complete Bible||Yes (1833-1995)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum of Bible Agencies|
|World Bible Finder|
|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|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent|
|Christianity (Evangelical 0.00 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|