Bru in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

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Introduction / History

The Bru people live in Bangladesh and India. The majority are in India's northeastern states.


What Are Their Lives Like?

In Bangladesh and India, most Riang speakers are agriculturalists, and they practice a type of farming which is often referred to as "slash and burn" farming. They live in hilly areas and farm different hillsides on a rotational basis. Their homes are generally made of bamboo and leaves, and most of their villages do not have electricity or roads leading to them.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Bru people practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. Hinduism is a catch-all phrase for the local religions of South Asia, so it is very diverse. At the popular level, Hindus worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. They visit Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers, and incense to their gods in hopes of gaining protection and benefits. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews. There are other Hindus who are much more philosophical, especially among the Brahmins.

Almost all Hindus participate in yearly celebrations like Holi, the festival of colors and the start of spring / Diwali, the festival of lights / Navratri, the celebration of autumn / and Rama Navami, Rama's birthday.


What Are Their Needs?

Because of the distance to schools and the Riang's lack of ability in Bengali, most Riang remain uneducated.


Prayer Points

Pray for loving workers to go to the Bru 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 Bru in India.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  
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People Name General Bru
People Name in Country Bru
Population this Country 244,000
Population all Countries 246,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 2
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Riang; Tikhak; Tripuri Riang; Tuikuk; ब्रू
People ID 17966
ROP3 Code 108370
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 5
Largest States
Tripura
224,000
Assam
16,000
Arunachal Pradesh
1,100
Mizoram
900
Manipur
100
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 5
  Tripura 224,000
  Assam 16,000
  Arunachal Pradesh 1,100
  Mizoram 900
  Manipur 100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.46 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
16.75 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
82.32 %
Islam
0.15 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.03 %
Unknown
0.29 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Kok Borok (179,000 speakers)
Language Code trp   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 25
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Bengali
12,000
Riang
7,200
Naga, Inpui: Naga, Kabui
5,300
Assamese
1,900
Chin, Falam
300
Hindi
200
Mizo
100
English
40
Magahi
40
Odia
20
Koch
10
Kurux
10
Garo Nepali Gujarati
Primary Language Kok Borok (179,000 speakers)
Language Code trp   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 25
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Bengali 12,000
  Riang 7,200
  Naga, Inpui: Naga, Kabui 5,300
  Assamese 1,900
  Chin, Falam 300
  Hindi 200
  Mizo 100
  English 40
  Magahi 40
  Odia 20
  Koch 10
  Kurux 10
  Garo 10
  Nepali 10
  Gujarati 10
People Groups Speaking Kok Borok

Primary Language:  Kok Borok

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1959-1983)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1976)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1998-2015)
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 Kok Borok Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
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 Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
General Gospel website in this language General / Other
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Kok Borok YouVersion Bibles
Text / Printed Matter Topical Scripture booklets and Bible studies World Missionary Press
Photo Source Jonom Bru - Pixabay 
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more