Tiyar in India


Population
494,000
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 494,000
World Population 555,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 9
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
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Bengali
People Group Tiyar
Ethnic Code CNN25c
Total Subgroups on file 13
Largest Subgroups
Tarai
100
Artia
0
Bin
0
Ghodai
0
Jele Tiyar
0
Kewat
0
Kolodondia
0
Malha Suraiya
0
Mlechha
0
Muriari
0
Palwar
0
Rajbansi
0
Surajbansi
0
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Bengali
People Group Tiyar
Ethnic Code CNN25c
Total Subgroups 13
  Tarai 100
  Artia 0
  Bin 0
  Ghodai 0
  Jele Tiyar 0
  Kewat 0
  Kolodondia 0
  Malha Suraiya 0
  Mlechha 0
  Muriari 0
  Palwar 0
  Rajbansi 0
  Surajbansi 0
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 17
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
West Bengal
230,000
Bihar
184,000
Odisha
71,000
Jharkhand
4,700
Tripura
1,100
Meghalaya
700
Andaman and Nicobar
600
Chhattisgarh
500
Delhi
500
Mizoram
100
Nagaland
90
Maharashtra
90
Madhya Pradesh
80
Uttar Pradesh
50
Manipur
40
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 17
  West Bengal 230,000
  Bihar 184,000
  Odisha 71,000
  Jharkhand 4,700
  Tripura 1,100
  Meghalaya 700
  Andaman and Nicobar 600
  Chhattisgarh 500
  Delhi 500
  Mizoram 100
  Nagaland 90
  Maharashtra 90
  Madhya Pradesh 80
  Uttar Pradesh 50
  Manipur 40
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Bengali (221,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 12
Secondary Languages
Hindi
117,000
Odia
68,000
Angika
42,000
Maithili
32,000
Bhojpuri
9,800
Magahi
2,700
Kui
300
Chhattisgarhi
300
Kurux
60
Munda
60
Pengo
30
Other People Groups Speaking Bengali
Primary Language Bengali (221,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 12
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 117,000
  Odia 68,000
  Angika 42,000
  Maithili 32,000
  Bhojpuri 9,800
  Magahi 2,700
  Kui 300
  Chhattisgarhi 300
  Kurux 60
  Munda 60
  Pengo 30
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 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
General God's Simple Plan
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 latest India census data.  Current values may differ.




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