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.
* 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.
Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
|People Name General||Miri|
|People Name in Country||Miri|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|GSEC||3 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||14|
|Alternate Names||Miki; Mikir; Mishing; Mising; मिरी|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||10 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||5|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Mising (625,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||mrg Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Mising
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (2001)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|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|