Tiwa in India

The Tiwa have only been reported in India
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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 256,000
World Population 256,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 5
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Lalung, तिवा
People ID 17357
ROP3 Code 112743
Country India
Region South Asia
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 4
Largest States
Assam
215,000
Meghalaya
39,000
Arunachal Pradesh
1,800
Manipur
10
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 4
  Assam 215,000
  Meghalaya 39,000
  Arunachal Pradesh 1,800
  Manipur 10
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Assamese (210,000 speakers)
Language Code asm   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 13
Secondary Languages
Tiwa
43,000
Hindi
1,600
Boro
200
Bengali
200
Rabha
100
Mising
80
Karbi
80
Mizo
30
Urdu
20
English
20
Malayalam
10
Deori
10
Other People Groups Speaking Assamese
Primary Language Assamese (210,000 speakers)
Language Code asm   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 13
Secondary Languages
  Tiwa 43,000
  Hindi 1,600
  Boro 200
  Bengali 200
  Rabha 100
  Mising 80
  Karbi 80
  Mizo 30
  Urdu 20
  English 20
  Malayalam 10
  Deori 10
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 National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
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 God's Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: অসমীয়া - Assamese
Text / Printed Matter Christ for the Nations
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.07 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
1.72 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
97.97 %
Islam
0.17 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.01 %
Unknown
0.06 %
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 latest India census data.  Current values may differ.


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