Molsom Halam in India

The Halam Molsom 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 Molsom are a sub-tribe of the Halam who live in the northeast Indian state of Tripura. It is believed that the Molsom came to permanently live in Tripura in the late 16th century. The Molsom have their own language, culture and traditions. There is neither written record nor other forms of written literature on the evolution of the Molsom language. However, folk songs and folk tales are the only sources of information on the development of the Molsom language. The roots of the Molsom language can be traced back to their original homeland and the environments they used to live in. In this connection, experts believe that prior to their entry into the Tripura Kingdom, the Molsom lived in areas adjacent to Burma and Mizoram borders.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Halam make their living by agriculture, raising animals and in gathering forest products.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Although half of the Halam claim to be followers of Jesus, many are nominal believers. Their Christian faith is heavily influenced by folk religion and ancestor worship. The Molsom believer that spirits inhabit the object of nature. These spirits must be placated, or they can bring disaster upon the community. Such animistic beliefs are inconsistent with the teachings of God's Word.


What Are Their Needs?

The Halam need to hear, learn and understand the teachings of the Bible. They need trained pastors who can lead them to a fuller knowledge of the truth. Many of the Halam villages lack access to electricity and the benefits of modern medicine.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Halam Molsom in India.

Pray that the Lord provides spiritually mature pastors and elders to lead the Halam churches. Pray for a disciple making movement that will bless the Halam people this decade. Pray for the Lord to send out Christian medical and agricultural teams to help the Halam people.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Halam Molsom
People Name in Country Halam Molsom
Natural Name Molsom Halam
Population this Country 5,300
Population all Countries 5,300
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 2
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Molsom; हलम, मोलसों
People ID 19760
ROP3 Code 115788
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
Tripura
5,300
Assam
10
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
  Tripura 5,300
  Assam 10
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Kok Borok (3,000 speakers)
Language Code trp   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Chin, Falam
2,400
Primary Language Kok Borok (3,000 speakers)
Language Code trp   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Chin, Falam 2,400
People Groups Speaking Kok Borok

Primary Language:  Kok Borok

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1959-1983)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1976)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1998-2015)
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)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Kok Borok
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Gospel website in this language
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Kok Borok
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
48.47 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
51.25 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.28 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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