Biate in India

The Kuki Chin BieteBiate have only been reported in India
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Largest Religion
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Introduction / History

The Biate live in Assam, Mizoram, Meghalaya and other north east Indian states. They speak a Tibeto Burman language. Bia means 'speak' or 'worship'.

Marriage is between their clans and is negotiated. Divorce does not happen often. On the death of the father, the youngest son inherits the property. Sons and daughters can have property according to what the father wants.

The Biate live on high slopes that are a few feet from the ground. They work in agriculture and shifting cultivation. A court is now looking after them, while they have chiefs who make the law.

The Biate have been animists and are now a mixture of Hindus and Christians. They have festivals. They make their own clothes and play musical instruments too.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Biate in India.

* Pray that the court leaders and chiefs come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him.
* Pray that gospel materials will lead them to salvation.


References

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Kuki Chin BieteBiate
People Name in Country Biate
World Population 16,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 2
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Bete, Chin, Khochung, Khongsai, Kuki Chin, चीन, बिएटे
People ID 19742
ROP3 Code 115495
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 4
Largest States
Assam
11,000
Manipur
2,600
Mizoram
2,000
Meghalaya
1,000
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 4
  Assam 11,000
  Manipur 2,600
  Mizoram 2,000
  Meghalaya 1,000
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Biate (14,000 speakers)
Language Code biu   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
Chin, Thado
900
Mizo
500
Bengali
500
Assamese
60
Primary Language Biate (14,000 speakers)
Language Code biu   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
  Chin, Thado 900
  Mizo 500
  Bengali 500
  Assamese 60
People Groups Speaking Biate

Primary Language:  Biate

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1949-1991)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1985-1991)
Bible-Complete Yes  (2005)
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Biate - Biete
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.13 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
42.13 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
57.69 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.05 %
Photo Source Stephen Thianglai 
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.