The origin of the Kom is unclear as they were nomadic people until they entered Manipur. They entered Manipur through Tripura. Their clan names came into existence only when they came out of a cave whose location is believed to be somewhere near the border with China.
The Kom are a community of people mainly found in Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram and Northeast India. They are scattered over all the districts of Manipur. They have very close cultural similarities with non-Naga tribes of Manipur, native tribes of Tripura and the Mizos (which can be broadly described as Chin-Kuki-Mizo).
They live mainly on hunting and terrain cultivation.
Their forefathers worshipped gods and godesses and followed practices of sorcery. But with the coming of Christianity nearly all of them had converted to Christianity.
The main need is to uplift and bring them into the mainstream of society and development.
* Scripture Prayers for the Kom in India.
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||10 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Kom (17,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||kmm Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Kom
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1977-1996)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Film / Video||God's Story Video|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: Komrem - Kom (India)|
|Text / Printed Matter||World Missionary Press Booklets|