Maramei in India

Joshua Project has identified the Maramei only in India
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Introduction / History

The government of India has declared that the most primitive tribe in Manipur is the Maramei, in the Senepati district. There are still places where outsiders are not given free access.

The Maramei worship nature and their ancestors. They pray to mediums, practice spiritism, superstition, etc. They believe rice beer, which is a very intoxicating drink, to be the source of life and energy.

Immorality is widespread among the Maramei and if an unwanted baby is born out of wedlock, the Maramei will kill the baby by squeezing its neck using a wooden pole. When the baby dies they will pierce bamboo spikes all over the baby fearing that it would wait for them and take revenge in the next world.

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.

Profile Source:   HeartCry Missionary Society  

People Name General Maramei
People Name in Country Maramei
Population in India 2,200
World Population 2,200
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached No
Progress Scale 3
Alternate Names Maram, मरमेई
People ID 17454
ROP3 Code 112859
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
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 1
  Manipur (2,200)
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Naga, Maram (2,000 speakers)
Language Code nma   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 10
Secondary Languages
  Naga, Maring (60)
  Naga, Southern Rengma (40)
  Naga, Mao (30)
  Mizo (10)
  Hindi (10)
  Kom (0)
  Assamese (0)
  Nepali (0)
  Naga, Lotha (0)
People Groups Speaking Naga, Maram

Primary Language:  Naga, Maram

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1998)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (2004)
Bible-Complete No
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Maram Naga New Testament
Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent *
0.51 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
98.69 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.79 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %
Photo Source HeartCry Missionary Society  
Profile Source HeartCry Missionary Society  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.

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