Naga, Tangkhul of United States


People Group Info

Total Population: 100

ROP3 Code: 113738
IMB Affinity Group: South Asian Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Tibetan / Himalayan Peoples
People Cluster: Kuki-Chin-Naga
Language: Tangkhul Naga (India) - (nmf)
Religion: Christianity - Protestant
Country of Origin: India

Status of Christianity


No Longer Unreached

GSEC Level: 6

Majority Located Where

  Dallas, TX - 100

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Brief Profile

The Naga Tangkhul people migrated from the India and Myanmar border area from the Somra Tangkhul hills (Somra tract).

The Tangkhuls are fond of singing, dancing and festivities. For every season, there is a festival that lasts almost a week.

Christianity is a large part of current Naga Tangkhul culture. Tangkhul people were the first community in Manipur to become Christian. Christianity was first brought to the Tangkhul people by Rev. William Pettigrew in 1895. The story goes that the chief of Hunphun, Raihao, had stories about his great grandfather dreaming that a white missionary would come to Ukhrul. Because of this, when Rev. Pettigrew showed up, Raihao allowed him to live among them and work as a missionary. When the chief was converted, the whole tribe converted as well, and Christianity has remained a prominent religion among Naga Tangkhuls to this day.

Prayer Points

  • Pray that Naga Tangkhuls will not be satisfied with keeping their Christian faith for only themselves, but will intentionally share Christ and plant churches among other people groups.
  • Pray for younger generations of Naga Tangkhuls to make Christ a viable aspect of their everyday life.

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