Nissi in India

The Nissi have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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People Name General Nissi
People Name in Country Nissi
Alternate Names Dafla; Nishang; Nishi; Nyishi; निस्सी
Population this Country 47,000
Population all Countries 47,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 3
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 17783
ROP3 Code 113247
ROP25 Code 306109
ROP25 Name Nisi
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 7
Largest States
Arunachal Pradesh
37,000
Assam
9,200
Delhi
60
Meghalaya
50
West Bengal
40
Nagaland
40
Manipur
40
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 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 7
  Arunachal Pradesh 37,000
  Assam 9,200
  Delhi 60
  Meghalaya 50
  West Bengal 40
  Nagaland 40
  Manipur 40
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.30 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
53.10 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
22.23 %
Islam
0.46 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.14 %
Unknown
23.77 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Nyishi (38,000 speakers)
Language Code njz   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 17
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Assamese
900
Hindi
200
Adi
200
Naga, Nocte
30
Nepali
20
Boro (India)
Naga, Tangshang Bengali Mising
Garo Naga, Ao Karbi
Anal English Sartang
Primary Language Nyishi (38,000 speakers)
Language Code njz   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 17
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Assamese 900
  Hindi 200
  Adi 200
  Naga, Nocte 30
  Nepali 20
  Boro (India) 10
  Naga, Tangshang 10
  Bengali 10
  Mising 10
  Garo 10
  Naga, Ao 0
  Karbi 0
  Anal 0
  English 0
  Sartang 0
People Groups Speaking Nyishi

Primary Language:  Nyishi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1957-1982)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (2002)
Bible-Complete Yes  (2016)
YouVersion NT (www.bible.com) 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 Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Nyishi Jesus Film Project
Film / Video World Christian Videos World Christian Videos
General Scripture Earth Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
General YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Android Bible app: Nyishi YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App iOS Bible app: Nyishi YouVersion Bibles
Text / Printed Matter Literacy primer for Nyishi Literacy & Evangelism International
Photo Source Rev. T. Kampu 
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Learn more.



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