Tiwa in India

Joshua Project has identified the Tiwa only in India
Population
362,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Tiwa of India who are also called Lalung live in Assam and Megalahaya. Tiwa means people who were lifted from below. There are Hill Tiwas and Plains Tiwas.

The Hill Tiwas live in the Karbi Anglong district of Assam and in Megalahaya. They speak a Tibeto Burman language. Many follow their traditional religion of worshipping local gods. They have a chief who looks after them.

The Plains Tiwas are in the southern bank of the Brahmaputra Valley. They speak Assamese. They have a religion of their own that is mixed with Hinduism too.


Prayer Points

* Pray that gospel recordings will lead them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that Indian Christians will seek the Tiwas and lead them to salvation.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiwa_(Lalung)


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Tiwa
People Name in Country Tiwa
Population in India 362,000
World Population 362,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1 to 2
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Lalung, तिवा
People ID 17357
ROP3 Code 112743
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 4
Largest States
Assam
(321,000)
Meghalaya
(39,000)
Arunachal Pradesh
(1,900)
Manipur
(20)
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 4
  Assam (321,000)
  Meghalaya (39,000)
  Arunachal Pradesh (1,900)
  Manipur (20)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Assamese (284,000 speakers)
Language Code asm   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 24
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Tiwa
(64,000)
Hindi
(1,800)
Boro
(300)
Bengali
(200)
Rabha
(100)
Mising
(100)
Malayalam
(100)
Karbi
(90)
Mizo
(50)
English
(30)
Naga, Sumi
(20)
Naga, Southern Rengma
Naga, Lotha Deori Meitei
People Groups Speaking Assamese
Primary Language Assamese (284,000 speakers)
Language Code asm   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 24
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Tiwa (64,000)
  Hindi (1,800)
  Boro (300)
  Bengali (200)
  Rabha (100)
  Mising (100)
  Malayalam (100)
  Karbi (90)
  Mizo (50)
  English (30)
  Naga, Sumi (20)
  Naga, Southern Rengma (10)
  Naga, Lotha (10)
  Deori (10)
  Meitei (0)
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
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
0.15 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
1.06 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
98.78 %
Islam
0.01 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.01 %
Photo Source Bethany World Prayer Center  
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
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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