Mishmi is a tribe in Arunachal Pradesh which lives in the weakest economic conditions.
The main economic resources of the Mishmis are land and forests. They are primarily farmers. One of the traditional occupations of the Mishmis is weaving, which also involves them in trading in order to sell what they make. Mishmis also produce shawls, blouses, jackets, bamboo baskets, skirts, coats, bags and bead necklaces. Mishmis are non-vegetarians. Men and children consume pork, beef and all other kinds of meat available. However, the women eat only small birds and fish. Their houses are made of bamboo and the roof is thatched with long grass. The peculiarity of these houses is that they are made on pillars and the basement of the house is used for keeping pigs and hens.
Mishmis belong to hereditary shamanism. The most important characteristics are the complex system of belief in the spiritual qualities of nature and the concept of one Supreme Being. Donyi-polo the sun and the moon are regarded as the symbol of eternal truth.
Animals like mithun and pigs are sacrificed for a number of rituals and pujas during festivals. They have pre and post delivery rituals. They believe in some malevolent and benevolent spirits. Mishmis are the followers of the animistic Donyi-polo faith, known as Phong kelum, with some Buddhist influence, notably in their rites.
Scripture Prayers for the Mishmi in India.
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|People Name General||Mishmi|
|People Name in Country||Mishmi|
|Population this Country||3,900|
|Population all Countries||3,900|
|Progress Scale||2 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|GSEC||5 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed|
|Alternate Names||Megho-Mishmi; Miza-Mishmi; मिश्मी|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||10 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||3|
|Districts||Interactive map, listing and data download|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Digaro-Mishmi (3,300 speakers)|
|Language Code||mhu Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Digaro-Mishmi
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Digaro-Mishmi|
|Film / Video||LUMO film of Gospels|
|General||Gospel resources links|
|General||Gospel website in this language|
|Photo Source||Vaivhav Todi|
|Map Source||People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project|
|Profile Source||India Missions Association - Edited by Philipose Vaidyar Copyrighted © Used with permission|
|Data Sources||Data is compiled from various sources. Read more|