Miri in India

The Miri have only been reported in India
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Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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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

* Scripture Prayers for the Miri in India.

* 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
World Population 690,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 3  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 14
Alternate Names Miki, Mikir, Mishing, Mising, मिरी
People ID 17563
ROP3 Code 112989
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 on file 6
Largest States
Assam
682,000
Arunachal Pradesh
7,600
West Bengal
400
Meghalaya
100
Manipur
40
Nagaland
30
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 6
  Assam 682,000
  Arunachal Pradesh 7,600
  West Bengal 400
  Meghalaya 100
  Manipur 40
  Nagaland 30
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Mising (625,000 speakers)
Language Code mrg   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
Assamese
73,000
Bengali
8,000
Adi
400
English
100
Digaro-Mishmi
50
Nyishi
20
Nepali Naga, Tangshang: Tangsa Hindi
Monpa, Tawang
Primary Language Mising (625,000 speakers)
Language Code mrg   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
  Assamese 73,000
  Bengali 8,000
  Adi 400
  English 100
  Digaro-Mishmi 50
  Nyishi 20
  Nepali 10
  Naga, Tangshang: Tangsa 10
  Hindi 10
  Monpa, Tawang 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
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
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
0.02 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
1.15 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
97.27 %
Islam
0.27 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.01 %
Unknown
1.27 %
Photo Source Rev. T. Kampu 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.