Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Bnei Menashe are a group of more than 9,000 people from India's North-Eastern border states of Manipur and Mizoram who claim descent from one of the Lost Tribes of Israel. The claim appeared after a Pentecostalist dreamt in 1951 that his people pre-Christian religion is Judaism and that their original homeland is Israel. Linguistically, Bnei Menashe are Tibeto-Burmans and belong to the Mizo, Kuki and Chin peoples. They are called Chin in Burma. Depending upon their affiliations, each tribe refers to itself as Kuki, Mizo,zoumi. Zomi or Chin. It is however more common for people to identify themselves by their subtribe, each of which has its own distinct dialect and identity, however their custom are similar. The breakaway Judaic group was named Bnei Menashe by Eliyahu Avichail because they believe that the legendary Kuki-Mizo ancestor Manmasi is one and the same with Menasseh, son of Joseph
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