Tiyar in India


Population
498,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Tiyar are a Scheduled Caste in India. They are Hindus by religion.

In West Bengal they speak, read and write in Bengali. They are not vegetarians and eat rice as a cereal. Agriculture is their main work. Some do weaving and others are self-employed. The women take part in financial, religious and social matters. Education is for both boys and girls.

The Tiyar in Orissa are immigrants from West Bengal. They speak Oriya. Cross-cousin marriages are well liked by them. They are not landowners. Fishing is their main work. Agricultural and general laboring have become more common. Marriages can be regulated by lineages. They use traditional and modern medicines.


Prayer Points

* Pray that God will give the Tiyar dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that gospel materials including recordings will lead them to salvation.


References

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


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-09-14
People Name General Tiyar
People Name in Country Tiyar
Population in India 498,000
World Population 558,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 10 to 12
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Muchhua, Parichar, Rajbangsi, Tiar, Tior, Titar, Tivora, Tiyaro, Torai, टीयर
People ID 18252
ROP3 Code 113784
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 17
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
West Bengal
(234,000)
Bihar
(184,000)
Odisha
(71,000)
Jharkhand
(4,700)
Tripura
(1,100)
Meghalaya
(700)
Andaman and Nicobar
(600)
Chhattisgarh
(500)
Delhi
(500)
Mizoram
(100)
Maharashtra
(90)
Nagaland
(90)
Madhya Pradesh
(80)
Manipur
(60)
Uttar Pradesh
(50)
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 17
  West Bengal (234,000)
  Bihar (184,000)
  Odisha (71,000)
  Jharkhand (4,700)
  Tripura (1,100)
  Meghalaya (700)
  Andaman and Nicobar (600)
  Chhattisgarh (500)
  Delhi (500)
  Mizoram (100)
  Maharashtra (90)
  Nagaland (90)
  Madhya Pradesh (80)
  Manipur (60)
  Uttar Pradesh (50)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Bengali (225,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 13
Secondary Languages
Hindi
(116,000)
Odia
(68,000)
Angika
(42,000)
Maithili
(32,000)
Bhojpuri
(9,800)
Magahi
(2,700)
Chhattisgarhi
(300)
Kui
(300)
Kurux
(60)
Munda
(60)
Pengo
(30)
Kuvi
People Groups Speaking Bengali
Primary Language Bengali (225,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 13
Secondary Languages
  Hindi (116,000)
  Odia (68,000)
  Angika (42,000)
  Maithili (32,000)
  Bhojpuri (9,800)
  Magahi (2,700)
  Chhattisgarhi (300)
  Kui (300)
  Kurux (60)
  Munda (60)
  Pengo (30)
  Kuvi (10)
People Groups Speaking Bengali

Primary Language:  Bengali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1800-1980)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1801-1984)
Bible-Complete Yes   (1809-2000)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
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)
Audio Recordings Bengali Bible stories
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Bangla Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Mussolmani Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament- Common Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Bengali
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video I Am Guilty (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bengali
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Burning Heart (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Prophets Story (Indigitube.tv)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.01 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.01 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.99 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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