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Munda in India

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
3,765,000 Mundari Hinduism 18.03 % Unknown Not available   

Munda in India

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Introduction / History
The Munda of India by tradition do cultivation and today many are agricultural workers. They are not vegetarians but they do not eat beef. Rice is their main cereal. They have community councils to judge in local matters. Many of them are Hindus. The Munda worship their ancestors and nature also.

In West Bengal the Munda are also called Manki. They do basket work and weaving. In addition to their own language, they speak Hindi and other languages. In Orissa, the Munda speak Mundari and Oriya. Those who are educated are in office work.

The Munda in Tripura are also called Mura. They have a low literacy level, so the gospel needs to be given in oral form there. They do family planning.

In Madhya Pradesh the Munda are also called Mudas. They speak Sadri. They favor cross-cousin marriages. Burials are for children and cremation is for older people. They collect wood and products from the forest to sell. Their children have an education, unlike some groups.

In Assam the most usual way for the Munda to marry is by agreement. Divorce can be difficult to get. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property and the oldest son becomes in charge of the home. The Munda there work as laborers in tea gardens. In the tea gardens most of the young are Christians. The Munda have a lot of deities, with Sing Bonga being their main one. Family planning is not favored there.

Prayer Points
* Pray that God will give the Munda dreams and visions leading them to Salvation.
* Pray that the Munda Christians will lead the others in their group to Jesus Christ.

References
Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999

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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: South Asia
Persecution Rank:15 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:3,765,000
Largest States:
Assam (1,424,000)Jharkhand (1,291,000)
Odisha (605,000)West Bengal (366,000)
Arunachal Pradesh (20,000)Chhattisgarh (17,000)
Tripura (16,000)Bihar (14,000)
Madhya Pradesh (5,200)Manipur (2,200)
Total States on file:23
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Munda
People Name General: Munda
Alternate People Names:
ColhHaroko
HorHoro-hon
HorohonKaur
MankiMudus
MunduMura
मुंडा
ROP3 Code: 106893
Joshua Project People ID: 13867
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 3,765,000
Population all Countries: 3,910,000
Least-Reached: No
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Munda-Santal
People Name General: Munda
Ethnic Code: AUG04b
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Language
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Primary Language: Mundari (1,085,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): unr    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Assamese (1,016,000)Hindi (500,000)
Munda (330,000)Odia (307,000)
Bengali (303,000)Santhali (71,000)
Kurux (51,000)Ho (49,000)
Chhattisgarhi (22,000)Sadri (16,000)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 73
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.03 % 
Christianity18.03 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism62.08 % 
Islam0.41 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.03 % 
Unknown19.42 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have only a very small representation among all who claim to be Christians.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 6   Greater than or equal to 10% Evangelical
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1876-1965
New Testament:
1895-2001
Complete Bible: 1910-2002
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Mundari
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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