Kachin 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 name “Singhpo” is a variation of “Jingpo.” The Jingpo are a large ethnic group living in northern Myanmar and areas of western Yunnan Province in southwest China. The Jingpo in these two countries are predominantly Christians or animists, with very little Buddhist influence. The Kachin are better known as Singhpo. Their forefathers migrated from northern Myanmar in 1793, settling in the plains of Tirap District in Arunachal Pradesh after being brutalized by a local king. In more than two centuries since their arrival, the Singhpo have lost connection with their counterparts in other nations, and they have gradually developed distinct linguistic, cultural and religious traits.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Today the Kachin tribe primarily lives in Myanmar and China as well as in the Changlang and Lohit districts of the north-east Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh. Their habitat is surrounded by dense forests. There is also a small, unspecified number of Katchin people live in the Margherita Subdivision of Tinsuria District in Assam State, as well as in the Lakhimpur and Sibsagar districts.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Kachin are Theravada Buddhists, but they blend it with traditional religion. They worship spirits along with Gautama Buddha. Their traditional and Buddhist priests are known as disamba and chowsra, respectively. There are a very few Kachin Christian believers today.


What Are Their Needs?

The Katchin people might be open to hearing the life-changing gospel. But there are very few workers. There are, however, similar people groups in their area who can reach them for Christ.


Prayer Points

Pray for loving workers to go to the Kachin people, and for their hearts to be ready to receive their savior.

Pray for families of believers loving and serving others to grow reproducing churches.

Pray for a chain reaction of families reaching families that result in thousands of new disciples who share their faith with others.

Pray for grace and truth expanding into their entire society as all believers learn to love others.


Scripture Prayers for the Kachin in India.


References

Peoples of the Buddhist World, Asia Harvest, Copyrighted © Used with permission


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

The Kachin
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Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2007-08-29
People Name General Kachin
People Name in Country Kachin
Pronunciation kuh-CHIN
Population this Country 44,000
Population all Countries 1,097,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Chingpaw; Chingpo; Dashan; Dashanhua; Indian Kachin; Jinghpaw; Jingpaw; Jingpho; Ka Khyen; Keqin; Marip; Nhkum; Singfo; Sing-fo; Singhpo; Singpho; Singpo; कॅचाइन, जिंगफो
People ID 12401
ROP3 Code 104372
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
Arunachal Pradesh
37,000
Assam
5,900
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
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
  Arunachal Pradesh 37,000
  Assam 5,900
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Jingpho (33,000 speakers)
Language Code kac   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Assamese
3,600
Adi
200
Primary Language Jingpho (33,000 speakers)
Language Code kac   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Assamese 3,600
  Adi 200
People Groups Speaking Jingpho

Primary Language:  Jingpho

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1895-1912)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1912-2004)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1927-2016)
Bible-NT Audio Online
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 Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Jingpho Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file Faith Comes by Hearing
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Jingpho YouVersion Bibles
Text / Printed Matter Love letter to you from scripture Father's Love Letter
Text / Printed Matter Topical Scripture booklets and Bible studies World Missionary Press
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
98.82 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.47 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.67 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.04 %
* 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.  
Video Source Asia Harvest
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more