Miri in India

The Miri have only been reported in India
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Main Language
Largest Religion
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Evangelical
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* Data can be from various sources including official census, agencies, and local research. Data from these sources can sometimes differ even by orders of magnitude. Joshua Project attempts to present a conservative, balanced estimate.

Introduction / History

Mishing means "man of worthiness." The Miri are a scheduled tribe in northeastern Indian states of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.

They are also called Mishing. They speak a Tibeto-Burman language and Hindi.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Cultivation and fishing are their main work. They also work as day laborers in agriculture.

They have cross-cousin marriages. The bereaved can marry again. They bury their dead away from their villages.

They eat all meats except beef. Their houses are built on stilts. They have a community council to look after their interests.


What Are Their Beliefs?

They are Hindus by religion. The Mishing are also animists.


What Are Their Needs?

Like all other peoples of the world, this people group needs the blessings and guidance that only Jesus Christ can offer.


Prayer Points

Pray that the caste council leaders will come to Jesus Christ and lead others to him.

Pray that Indian Christians will make disciples who will make more disciples.

Pray that God will give them dreams and visions leading them to salvation.


Scripture Prayers for the Miri in India.


References

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mishing_people


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Miri
People Name in Country Miri
Alternate Names Miki; Mikir; Mishing; Mising; मिरी
Population this Country 831,000
Population all Countries 831,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 3  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 17
People ID 17563
ROP3 Code 112989
ROP25 Code 305501
ROP25 Name Misin
Country India
Region Asia, South
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 6
Largest States
Assam
814,000
Arunachal Pradesh
9,100
West Bengal
400
Meghalaya
200
Manipur
50
Nagaland
20
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 6
  Assam 814,000
  Arunachal Pradesh 9,100
  West Bengal 400
  Meghalaya 200
  Manipur 50
  Nagaland 20
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.02 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
1.15 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
97.30 %
Islam
0.27 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.01 %
Unknown
1.26 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Mising (592,000 speakers)
Language Code mrg   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 50
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Assamese
100,000
Adi
500
Boro (India)
400
Bengali
300
Hindi
200
Munda
200
Nepali
100
English
100
Deori
100
Meitei
90
Odia
60
Sadri
60
Maithili
60
Digaro-Mishmi
50
Malayalam
40
Primary Language Mising (592,000 speakers)
Language Code mrg   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 50
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Assamese 100,000
  Adi 500
  Boro (India) 400
  Bengali 300
  Hindi 200
  Munda 200
  Nepali 100
  English 100
  Deori 100
  Meitei 90
  Odia 60
  Sadri 60
  Maithili 60
  Digaro-Mishmi 50
  Malayalam 40
People Groups Speaking Mising

Primary Language:  Mising

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes
Bible-New Testament Yes  (2001)
Bible-Complete No
YouVersion NT (www.bible.com) Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
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Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Mising Jesus Film Project
General Gospel website in this language General / Other
General Scripture Earth Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
General YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Android Bible app: Mising YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App iOS Bible app: Mising YouVersion Bibles
Photo Source Rev. T. Kampu 
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Joshua Project 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Learn more.



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