Maramei in India

The Maramei 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 government of India has declared that the most undeveloped tribe in the northeast Indian state of Manipur is the Maramei. The Maramei speak their own language of Naga Maram. Almost all Maramie claim to be followers of Jesus Christ.


What Are Their Lives Like?

If an unwanted baby is born out of wedlock, the Maramei will kill the baby by squeezing his/her neck using a wooden pole. When the baby dies, they will pierce bamboo spikes all over the baby fearing he/she might take revenge in the next world. Alcoholism is an issue among the Maramei.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Although most Maramei are Christians on paper, they still worship the spirits of nature and their ancestors. They pray with mediums, practice spiritism and superstition. They believe rice beer, which is a very intoxicating drink, to be the source of life and energy. The Maramei do not eat pork because there is a traditional belief that their ancestors were orphans and they were fed and brought up by a mother pig.


What Are Their Needs?

The Maramei people need to put their whole trust in Jesus Christ. He alone can forgive their sins and free them of their fear of evil spirits. They need to learn to read so they can read the Bible in their language. They need to learn new job skills, so they can improve their economic condition.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Maramei in India.

Pray for a spiritual hunger that will give the Maramei to the Word of God. Pray for a spiritual revival that will turn their hearts to Christ and make them obedient servants. Pray the Lord gives the Maramei trained pastors so that they can lead them in the way of Christ. Pray the Maramei will share the good news with peoples who live in their area of northeast India.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Maramei
People Name in Country Maramei
Population this Country 28,000
Population all Countries 28,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 3
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Maram; मरमेई
People ID 17454
ROP3 Code 112859
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)
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 1
  Manipur 28,000
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Naga, Maram (26,000 speakers)
Language Code nma   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
Naga, Maring
800
Naga, Mao
400
Hindi
30
Assamese
30
Nepali
20
Naga, Southern Rengma
20
Mizo Kom
Primary Language Naga, Maram (26,000 speakers)
Language Code nma   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
  Naga, Maring 800
  Naga, Mao 400
  Hindi 30
  Assamese 30
  Nepali 20
  Naga, Southern Rengma 20
  Mizo 0
  Kom 0
People Groups Speaking Naga, Maram

Primary Language:  Naga, Maram

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1998)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (2004-2007)
Bible-Complete No
Bible-NT Text Online
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Naga, Maram
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Maram Naga New Testament
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.12 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
98.90 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.37 %
Islam
0.28 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.01 %
Unknown
0.31 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source HeartCry Missionary Society 
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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