Miri in India

Joshua Project has identified the Miri only in India
Population
773,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Miri are a scheduled caste of India. They are also called Mishing. Many Miri live in the hills of Arunachal Pradesh. The Mishing live in Assam too.

They have cross-cousin marriages. Cultivation and fishing are their main work. They also work as laborers in agriculture. They speak a Tibeto-Burman language and Hindi too. Meat is eaten by them except beef and they have rice as a cereal.

The dead are buried away from the village they live in. They have a traditional community council to look after them. They are Hindus by religion.

The Mishing are also animists. Mishing means man of worthiness. The bereaved can marry again. There houses are built on stilts.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the caste council leaders will come to Jesus Christ and lead others of them to Him.
* Pray that Indian Christians will lead them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that God will give them dreams and visions leading them to salvation.


References

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mishing_people


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Miri
People Name in Country Miri
Population in India 773,000
World Population 773,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 16 to 19
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Miki, Mikir, Mishing, Mising, मिरी
People ID 17563
ROP3 Code 112989
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 6
Largest States
Assam
(754,000)
Arunachal Pradesh
(19,000)
West Bengal
(400)
Meghalaya
(100)
Nagaland
(30)
Manipur
(20)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 6
  Assam (754,000)
  Arunachal Pradesh (19,000)
  West Bengal (400)
  Meghalaya (100)
  Nagaland (30)
  Manipur (20)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Mising (631,000 speakers)
Language Code mrg   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 13
Secondary Languages
Assamese
(68,000)
Adi
(8,900)
English
(200)
Digaro-Mishmi
(90)
Naga, Tase: Tangsa
(20)
Nyishi
(20)
Nepali
(20)
Hindi Bengali
Monpa, Tawang Kok Borok Naga, Pochuri
People Groups Speaking Mising
Primary Language Mising (631,000 speakers)
Language Code mrg   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 13
Secondary Languages
  Assamese (68,000)
  Adi (8,900)
  English (200)
  Digaro-Mishmi (90)
  Naga, Tase: Tangsa (20)
  Nyishi (20)
  Nepali (20)
  Hindi (10)
  Bengali (10)
  Monpa, Tawang (10)
  Kok Borok (0)
  Naga, Pochuri (0)
People Groups Speaking Mising

Primary Language:  Mising

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes
Bible-New Testament Yes   (2001)
Bible-Complete No
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)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Mising
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Mising New Testament
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.13 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
2.54 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
96.37 %
Islam
0.09 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.01 %
Unknown
0.87 %
Photo Source Rev. T. Kampu 
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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