Mishmi Miju in India


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Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
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* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

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Introduction / History

The Mishmi or Deng people of the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh are an indigenous group comprising three tribes:Idu Mishmi (Idu Lhoba); Digaro tribe (Taraon, Darang Deng), and Miju Mishmi (Kaman Deng). The Mishmi live in the northeastern portion of the central Arunachal Pradesh. The Idu Mishmis migrated from Burma. They were followed by the ancestors of the Digaru Mishmis a little over 500 years ago. The Mijus were the last to migrate from the direction of Hakamti-Long on the Kachin country. The language of the Miju has recently put into a Roman letter script.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The lifestyle of the Miju reflects the mountains and forests where they live. Much of the livelihood of the Miju is based upon the animals they raise. Mishmis are non-vegetarian. Men and children consume pork as well as beef; eating almost every part of the animal. However, their women eat the meat of small birds and fish. Their houses are made of bamboo and the roof is thatched with long grass. They are constructed on raised platforms, beneath which their domestic animals such as pigs and chickens are kept.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Miju people practice a number of different religions. Some claim to be followers of Jesus Christ. Others are Hindus, Buddhists and animists. The Miju believe that spirits dwell in the objects of nature. These sprits can harm the people if they are not appeased. As a result, the Miju offer prayers, rituals and sacrifices to placate the evil spirits and the spirits of their ancestors.


What Are Their Needs?

The Mishmi people need the blessings of Jesus Christ, the only one who can offer them abundant life. Jesus alone can forgive their sins and give them the hope of eternal life. Only Jesus can free them from their fear of evil spirits.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Miju Mishmi in India.

Pray for a spiritual hunger that will give the Mishmi people a willingness to accept the eternal blessings of Jesus Christ. Pray for a disciple making movement that will bless the Mishmi people this decade. Pray for the Lord to send out workers to the Mishmi people. Ask the Lord to establish the believers among the Miju in His Word. Pray that the Bible would be translated into the Miju’s languages.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  
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People Name General Deng, Geman
People Name in Country Miju Mishmi
Pronunciation MEE-djoo MISH-mee
Natural Name Mishmi Miju
Natural Pronunciation MISH-mee MEE-djoo
Population this Country 9,500
Population all Countries 25,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Ah-man; Kaaman; Kaman; Kuman; Kuman Deng; मिजू मिश्मी
People ID 18437
ROP3 Code 114036
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)
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 1
  Arunachal Pradesh 9,500
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Miju-Mishmi (9,100 speakers)
Language Code mxj   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Assamese
500
Primary Language Miju-Mishmi (9,100 speakers)
Language Code mxj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Assamese 500
People Groups Speaking Miju-Mishmi

Primary Language:  Miju-Mishmi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (2017)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
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 Miju-Mishmi
General Gospel website in this language
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.22 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
1.45 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
71.03 %
Islam
0.76 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.06 %
Unknown
26.47 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2021  Operation China, Asia Harvest  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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