Singpho in India

The Singpho have only been reported in India
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Largest Religion
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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

The Singpho of India live in Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and also in Meghalaya where there are a small number of Christians. In Arunachal Pradesh the Singpho live in Lohit and Changlang. In Assam they live in the Tinsukia district.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They drink rice beer from boiled roots. They also drink tea. They are exogamous (meaning that they do not prohibit marriages outside their group) and have cross-cousin marriages. They have several clans and are governed by chiefs.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Buddhism is their religion and they sacrifice buffaloes and other animals. The Singpho believe in a fall from grace, but they believe that it was because of bathing in forbidden water which caused them to become mortal.


What Are Their Needs?

The SIngpho people need the opportunity to accept the abundant life that only Jesus Christ can offer.


Prayer Points

Pray that the Singpho are shown in Genesis how mankind fell from grace, and how we all need a Savior. Pray that the Singpho chiefs come to Jesus Christ and lead their entire community into a movement to Christ.


Scripture Prayers for the Singpho in India.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Singpho
People Name in Country Singpho
Alternate Names Jingpho; Jingpo; Ka Khyen; Kachin; Kaku; Sing-fo; सींगफो
Population this Country 9,900
Population all Countries 9,900
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 2
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 18111
ROP3 Code 113615
ROP25 Code 307558
ROP25 Name Singpho / Sinpho
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)
Location in Country Changland and Lohit districts of Arunachal Pradesh   Source:  Joshua Project
Total States on file 5
Largest States
Arunachal Pradesh
6,700
Assam
2,800
Meghalaya
300
Andaman and Nicobar
20
Manipur
10
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)
Location in Country Changland and Lohit districts of Arunachal Pradesh.   Source:  Joshua Project
Total States 5
  Arunachal Pradesh 6,700
  Assam 2,800
  Meghalaya 300
  Andaman and Nicobar 20
  Manipur 10
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
90.22 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
7.14 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
2.01 %
Islam
0.13 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.13 %
Unknown
0.36 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Singpho (6,800 speakers)
Language Code sgp   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 18
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Assamese
1,300
Nyishi
30
Naga, Tangshang
20
Sadri
20
Naga, Nocte
20
Nepali
10
Bengali
10
Apatani Adi
Naga, Wancho Hindi English
Karbi Kurux Kok Borok
Primary Language Singpho (6,800 speakers)
Language Code sgp   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 18
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Assamese 1,300
  Nyishi 30
  Naga, Tangshang 20
  Sadri 20
  Naga, Nocte 20
  Nepali 10
  Bengali 10
  Apatani 10
  Adi 10
  Naga, Wancho 10
  Hindi 10
  English 0
  Karbi 0
  Kurux 0
  Kok Borok 0
People Groups Speaking Singpho

Primary Language:  Singpho

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1907)
Bible-New Testament Yes
Bible-Complete Yes
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
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National Bible Societies
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Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Text / Printed Matter Topical Scripture booklets and Bible studies World Missionary Press
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2024  Peoples of the Buddhist World, Asia Harvest  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Learn more.



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