• PEOPLE CLUSTER: MIRI-KACHIN

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By Rev. T. Kampu

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QUICK FACTS:

People groups: 12

Population: 1,820,800

Unreached people groups: 2

UPG population: 782,500

Unengaged UPGs: 1

UUPG population: 10,500

Number of countries: 4


Affinity Bloc: Tibetan / Himalayan Peoples

Overview: Miri and Kachin are two groups of related Tibeto-Burman peoples. The Miri are a people of northern India inhabiting portions of Assam, and Arunachal Pradesh states. Kachin is the northernmost state of Myanmar, sharing a border with Arunachal Pradesh. Though ethnically and linguistically related, the Miri-Kachin people cluster is a religiously diverse group with Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, and ethnic religions all in practice among the various people groups.

Peoples within this cluster: Idu; Kachin, Jingpho; Miri; Mishmi; Nung; Rawang; Singpho; Zaiwa

Countries where they are found: China; India; Myanmar; United States


People groups: 12

Population: 1,820,800

Unreached people groups: 2

UPG population: 782,500

Unengaged UPGs: 1

UUPG population: 10,500

Number of countries: 4