Tikhir in India

The Tikhir have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The Tikhir tribe of northeast India is a tribe with its own unique culture, tradition, dialect and history. They speak a language called Naga Yimchungru. At one time, the Tikhir were headhunters and a man's prestige depended upon the number of enemies he had killed. The Tikhir people live in Nagaland in northeastern India. Some live across the border in Myanmar. Most Tikhir claim to be followers of Jesus Christ.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Tikhir people make their living from agriculture and hunting. Since the Tikhir are a small tribe in Nagaland, some of the larger tribes harass them. The Tikhir were forced to stay under the rule of a neighboring tribe and their area was divided into many political constituencies. Because of this, they don't have an elected representative and thus they are suffering in all spheres of life. In the middle of the 1990s, Tikhir villages were attacked by a larger neighboring tribe. Many Tikhir were killed including children and old women. Many houses, granaries and churches were burned.


What Are Their Beliefs?

With the coming of the Christian missionaries to Nagaland, most Tikhirs converted to Christianity. The majority are Baptist, and a few are Catholics. Pray that members of Tikhir churches will band together to share their precious Savior with the unreached peoples in their region. Many of the Tikhir practice elements of folk religion with their Christianity.


What Are Their Needs?

The Tikhir people need protection from those who might attack them or take advantage of them. The Tikhir need to learn to read so they can read the Bible for themselves. The Tikhir would benefit from access to modern medicine, clean water and electricity.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Tikhir in India.

* Pray for peace with neighboring tribes and safety from attacks. * Pray for official recognition of the Tikhir tribe and privileges as full citizens of India. * Pray for spiritual growth within the church that will result in them sending missionaries to unreached peoples in their region.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Tikhir
People Name in Country Tikhir
Population this Country 7,600
Population all Countries 7,600
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 3
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names तीखिर
People ID 18253
ROP3 Code 113786
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 2
Largest States
Nagaland
7,600
Assam
40
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 2
  Nagaland 7,600
  Assam 40
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Naga, Yimchungru (6,700 speakers)
Language Code yim   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Tikhir
Dialect Code 14621   Global Recordings Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
Naga, Khiamniungan
400
Naga, Chang
200
Naga, Sangtam
70
Naga, Sumi
70
Naga, Tangkhul
60
Naga, Southern Rengma
40
Naga, Liangmai
20
English
10
Naga, Lotha
Naga, Ao
Primary Language Naga, Yimchungru (6,700 speakers)
Language Code yim   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Tikhir
Dialect Code 14621   Global Recordings Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
  Naga, Khiamniungan 400
  Naga, Chang 200
  Naga, Sangtam 70
  Naga, Sumi 70
  Naga, Tangkhul 60
  Naga, Southern Rengma 40
  Naga, Liangmai 20
  English 10
  Naga, Lotha 10
  Naga, Ao 0
People Groups Speaking Naga, Yimchungru

Primary Language:  Naga, Yimchungru

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1959-1989)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1981-1989)
Bible-Complete Yes  (2008)
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Naga, Yimchungru
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Yimchungru Naga Bible (CL)
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.51 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
99.02 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.10 %
Islam
0.25 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.01 %
Unknown
0.10 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2021  Anonymous  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Map Source Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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