Sema in India

The Sema have only been reported in India
Population
283,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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People Name General Sema
People Name in Country Sema
Population in India 283,000
World Population 283,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached No
Progress Scale 3
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Dayang, Sema Naga, Simi, सीमा
People ID 18071
ROP3 Code 113571
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 13
Largest States
Nagaland
(274,000)
Assam
(7,500)
Meghalaya
(300)
Delhi
(200)
Arunachal Pradesh
(200)
West Bengal
(100)
Madhya Pradesh
(60)
Kerala
(50)
Tamil Nadu
(50)
Manipur
(40)
Punjab
(30)
Chhattisgarh
(10)
Karnataka
(10)
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 13
  Nagaland (274,000)
  Assam (7,500)
  Meghalaya (300)
  Delhi (200)
  Arunachal Pradesh (200)
  West Bengal (100)
  Madhya Pradesh (60)
  Kerala (50)
  Tamil Nadu (50)
  Manipur (40)
  Punjab (30)
  Chhattisgarh (10)
  Karnataka (10)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Naga, Sumi (275,000 speakers)
Language Code nsm   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 42
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Naga, Phom
(1,000)
Naga, Yimchungru: Tikhir
(800)
Naga, Lotha
(800)
English
(600)
Naga, Ao
(500)
Nepali
(500)
Naga, Sangtam
(400)
Assamese
(300)
Naga, Chokri
(300)
Naga, Southern Rengma
(200)
Naga, Angami
(200)
Naga, Konyak
(200)
Hindi
(100)
Mizo
(100)
Bengali
(80)
People Groups Speaking Naga, Sumi
Primary Language Naga, Sumi (275,000 speakers)
Language Code nsm   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 42
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Naga, Phom (1,000)
  Naga, Yimchungru: Tikhir (800)
  Naga, Lotha (800)
  English (600)
  Naga, Ao (500)
  Nepali (500)
  Naga, Sangtam (400)
  Assamese (300)
  Naga, Chokri (300)
  Naga, Southern Rengma (200)
  Naga, Angami (200)
  Naga, Konyak (200)
  Hindi (100)
  Mizo (100)
  Bengali (80)
People Groups Speaking Naga, Sumi

Primary Language:  Naga, Sumi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1928-1961)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1944-1960)
Bible-Complete Yes   (2000-2004)
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 Jesus Film: view in Naga, Sumi
Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.12 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
99.38 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.34 %
Islam
0.12 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.02 %
Unknown
0.02 %
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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