The Thengal live in Assam and speak, read and write in Assamese. They are not vegetarians and eat rice as a cereal.
The Thengal have many clans. They practice the custom of providing a bride price. Divorce and marrying again are allowed. They have rituals. The dead are cremated. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property.
The Thengal traditionally were washers of silver but now they work mainly in agriculture. The women are good at weaving. Hinduism is their religion but they have local religions too. Bihu is the most important festival for them. There is a village council to look after them. Government development programs have benefited them.
* Scripture Prayers for the Meitei Thanga in India.
* Pray that Indian Christians will lead the Thengal to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that the council leaders come to salvation and lead others to Jesus Christ.
Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
|People Name General||Meitei Thanga|
|People Name in Country||Meitei Thanga|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||2|
|Alternate Names||मएइतेई तांगा|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||10 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||2|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
Primary Language: Meitei
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1827-1996)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Online Scripture / Portions|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||God's Story Video|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Meitei|
|Film / Video||Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)|
|General||Got Questions Ministry|
|Text / Printed Matter||Father's Love Letter|
|Text / Printed Matter||Jesus Messiah comic book|
|Text / Printed Matter||OneHope resources for children and youth|
|Text / Printed Matter||World Missionary Press Booklets|