Miri in India

Photo Source:  Rev. T. Kampu 
Map Source:  People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.
People Name: Miri
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 831,000
World Population: 831,000
Primary Language: Mising
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Christian Adherents: 1.15 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: New Testament
Online Audio NT: Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Tribal - other
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

Mishing means "man of worthiness." The Miri are a scheduled tribe in northeastern Indian states of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.

They are also called Mishing. They speak a Tibeto-Burman language and Hindi.

What Are Their Lives Like?

Cultivation and fishing are their main work. They also work as day laborers in agriculture.

They have cross-cousin marriages. The bereaved can marry again. They bury their dead away from their villages.

They eat all meats except beef. Their houses are built on stilts. They have a community council to look after their interests.

What Are Their Beliefs?

They are Hindus by religion. The Mishing are also animists.

What Are Their Needs?

Like all other peoples of the world, this people group needs the blessings and guidance that only Jesus Christ can offer.

Prayer Points

Pray that the caste council leaders will come to Jesus Christ and lead others to him.

Pray that Indian Christians will make disciples who will make more disciples.

Pray that God will give them dreams and visions leading them to salvation.

Text Source:   Joshua Project