Panan Meitei in India

The Meitei Panan have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

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

* Scripture Prayers for the Meitei Panan in India.

* 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.


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
World Population 12,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Pagan; Pangan; मएइतेई पणन
People ID 21202
ROP3 Code 118024
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)
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 1
  Assam 12,000
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Meitei (12,000 speakers)
Language Code mni   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Meitei (12,000 speakers)
Language Code mni   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Meitei

Primary Language:  Meitei

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1820-1995)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1827-1996)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1984-2019)
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Virtual Storehouse
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Portions
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Gospel website in this language
General Gospel website in this language
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Father's Love Letter
Text / Printed Matter Jesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
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.
Photo Source Anonymous 
Profile Source Keith Carey  
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