Tiwa in India

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Tiwa
Photo Source:  Bethany World Prayer Center 
Map Source:  People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project
People Name: Tiwa
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 259,000
World Population: 259,000
Primary Language: Assamese
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Christian Adherents: 1.71 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Tribal - Other
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

The Tiwa of India who are also called Lalung live in Assam and Megalahaya. Tiwa means people who were lifted from below. There are Hill Tiwas and Plains Tiwas.

The Hill Tiwas live in the Karbi Anglong district of Assam and in Megalahaya. They speak a Tibeto Burman language. Many follow their traditional religion of worshipping local gods. They have a chief who looks after them.

The Plains Tiwas are in the southern bank of the Brahmaputra Valley. They speak Assamese. They have a religion of their own that is mixed with Hinduism too.

Prayer Points

* Pray that gospel recordings will lead them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that Indian Christians will seek the Tiwas and lead them to salvation.

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