The Molsom are a sub-tribe of the Halam who live in the northeast Indian state of Tripura. It is believed that the Molsom came to permanently live in Tripura in the late 16th century. The Molsom have their own language, culture and traditions. There is neither written record nor other forms of written literature on the evolution of the Molsom language. However, folk songs and folk tales are the only sources of information on the development of the Molsom language. The roots of the Molsom language can be traced back to their original homeland and the environments they used to live in. In this connection, experts believe that prior to their entry into the Tripura Kingdom, the Molsom lived in areas adjacent to Burma and Mizoram borders.
The Halam make their living by agriculture, raising animals and in gathering forest products.
Although half of the Halam claim to be followers of Jesus, many are nominal believers. Their Christian faith is heavily influenced by folk religion and ancestor worship. The Molsom believer that spirits inhabit the object of nature. These spirits must be placated, or they can bring disaster upon the community. Such animistic beliefs are inconsistent with the teachings of God's Word.
The Halam need to hear, learn and understand the teachings of the Bible. They need trained pastors who can lead them to a fuller knowledge of the truth. Many of the Halam villages lack access to electricity and the benefits of modern medicine.
Pray that the Lord provides spiritually mature pastors and elders to lead the Halam churches. Pray for a disciple making movement that will bless the Halam people this decade. Pray for the Lord to send out Christian medical and agricultural teams to help the Halam people.
Scripture Prayers for the Halam Molsom in India.
|Profile Source: Keith Carey|
|People Name General||Halam Molsom|
|People Name in Country||Halam Molsom|
|Natural Name||Molsom Halam|
|Population this Country||6,300|
|Population all Countries||6,300|
|Progress Scale||2 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|Pioneer Workers Needed|
|Alternate Names||Molsom; हलम, मोलसों|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||11 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||2|
|Districts||Interactive map, listing and data download|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Kok Borok (3,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||trp Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Kok Borok
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1976)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|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|