Panan Meitei in India

The Panan Meitei have only been reported in India
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Largest Religion
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* Data can be from various sources including official census, agencies, and local research. Data from these sources can sometimes differ even by orders of magnitude. Joshua Project attempts to present a conservative, balanced estimate.

Introduction / History

Meitei refers to people in India's state of Manipur. Meitei is the language of several people groups in northeastern India including the Panans.


Where Are they Located?

This Hindu people group lives in India's northeast, especially the state of Manipur.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Most Panan Meiteis still earn a living by farming, though the younger generation would like to use their education to enter more modern fields.

The Panan Meitei are very resistant to change, particularly in the area of religion. Outsiders trying to spread the gospel are usually rejected in this land that has accepted both Hinduism and Islam. There are believers from many parts of northeastern India who could go to them -- pray for spiritual hunger among the Panan Meitei.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Though there is also a strong Islamic presence in Manipur the Panan Meitei are Hindu. They worship and appease various gods and goddesses they believe can help them with their daily lives. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews.


What Are Their Needs?

The Panan Meitei people need to hear that they need a Savior, and there is no Savior except for Jesus Christ, the King of kings.


Prayer Points

Pray that God will send culturally-sensitive missionaries who will show them the way to the cross.
Pray for the Holy Spirit to give the Panan Meitei people teachable and understanding hearts.
Pray that a strong movement of the Holy Spirit will bring entire Panan Meitei families into a rich experience of God's blessing.
Pray for teams of believers to do sustained, focused prayer for the Lord to open the hearts of Panan Meitei family leaders to experience God's blessing through a movement of family-based discovery Bible studies.


Scripture Prayers for the Meitei Panan in India.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/13513/IN
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meitei_people
https://www.ywamfrontiermissions.com/unreached-people-groups/meiteis-of-manipur-and-tripura/


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Meitei Panan
People Name in Country Meitei Panan
Natural Name Panan Meitei
Alternate Names Pagan; Pangan; मएइतेई पणन
Population this Country 15,000
Population all Countries 15,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 21202
ROP3 Code 118024
ROP25 Code 306413
ROP25 Name Panan / Pangal
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)
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 1
  Assam 14,000
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Meitei (12,000 speakers)
Language Code mni   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Assamese
200
Primary Language Meitei (12,000 speakers)
Language Code mni   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Assamese 200
People Groups Speaking Meitei

Primary Language:  Meitei

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1820-1995)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1827-2023)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1984-2019)
FCBH NT (www.bible.is) Online
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 Online Scripture / Portions General / Other
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Meitei Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video World Christian Videos World Christian Videos
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Gospel website in this language General / Other
General Gospel website in this language General / Other
General Scripture Earth Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
General YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Android Bible app: Meitei YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App iOS Bible app: Meitei YouVersion Bibles
Text / Printed Matter Children and youth resources One Hope
Text / Printed Matter Jesus Messiah comic book General / Other
Text / Printed Matter Literacy primer for Meitei Literacy & Evangelism International
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
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Learn more.



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