Tikhir in India

Joshua Project has identified the Tikhir only in India
Largest Religion
Main Language
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Introduction / History

The Tikhir tribe is a completely unique tribe with it's own culture, tradition, dialect and history. They speak a language called the Tikhir dialect. The Tikhir people live in Nagaland state in India. Some live accross the border in Myanmar.

What Are Their Lives Like?

The Tikhir make their living from agriculture and hunting. They were previously headhunters and the prestige of a person depended on the number of enemies killed and collected. Since the Tikhi are a small tribe in Nagaland, the bigger tribes are discriminating against them. The Tikhirs were forced to stay under the rule of the a neighbouring tribe and their area was divided into many political contituencies. Because of this, they don't have an elected representative and thus are suffering in all spheres of life. In the middle 1990s many of the Tikhir villages were attacked by this neighboring tribe, along with some terrorist elements, and many Tikhirs were killed, including children and old women. Many houses and granaries were burned. Many Baptist churches of the Tikhirs were also burned.

What Are Their Beliefs?

With the coming of the Baptist Missionaries from America to Nagaland, most Tikhirs had converted to Christianity, albiet slowly. The majority are Baptist and a few Catholics.

What Are Their Needs?

* Official recognition of the Tikhir tribe and privileges as full citizens.
* Peace with neighboring tribes and safety from attacks.
* Spiritual growth within the church.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Tikhir
People Name in Country Tikhir
Population in India 7,400
World Population 7,400
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached No
Progress Scale 3
Alternate Names तीखिर
People ID 18253
ROP3 Code 113786
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 2
Largest States
Nagaland (7,400) Assam (30)
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 2
Nagaland (7,400) Assam (30)
Primary Language: Naga, Yimchungru

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1959-1989)
New Testament Yes   (1981-1989)
Complete Bible Yes
Possible Print Bibles
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
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)
Primary Religion: Christianity

Major Religion Percent
0.01 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
99.97 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.01 %
0.01 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.01 %
Christian Segments Percent
Other Christian
Roman Catholic
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Map Source: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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