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Majhwar in India

Majhwar

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
189,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.42 % Unknown   

Majhwar in India

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Introduction / History
Majhwar are considered an important tribe. They are also called Manjhi which means "headman of a tribal sub division," and Madhya meaning, "in the center." It is thought that Majhwar people originated from the tribes of the Gond, Mundas and Kawars.

Where are they located?
Majhwar people are located in the states of Madhya Pradesh, in some regions of Chhattisgath and Uttar Pradesh.

What are their lives like?
Festivals are important in Majhwar culture. Majhwar tribes are involved in agriculture and livestock production, and some are laborers.

Majhwar are a low status caste. They normally marry within the group, but with partners from clans other than their own. Marriage to a partner within the same clan is not allowed.

What are their beliefs?
They are Hindus and worship most of the Hindu gods such as Shiva, Vishnu and Rama, and they also worship their family, and tribal gods. They have customs similar to other local groups.

The Bhainsa clan regard the buffalo as holy. Baghani Majhwars have been named after the tiger. They believe that clan members will not be attacked by tigers, provided they do not cause an offense.

Majhwar people observe birth and death rituals, and celebrate the Karma festival.

What are their needs?
Bible resources are available in the Hindi language which they speak. However, anti-conversion laws in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgath which will make access more difficult, but not for Almighty God.

Majhwar people are an unreached people group who do not know their Creator God who loves them, and has made provision for them to live eternally with Him. Who will tell them?

Prayer Points
* Pray that key Majhwar people will become interesrted in the JESUS Film, recordings, and written materials that may be exposed to them by faithful servants.
* Pray that God will raise up Indian churches to boldy and lovingly evangelize Majhwar people.
* Pray for a disciple making movement to emerge among them.

References
www.indianetzone.com/9/majhwar_tribe.htm
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/majhwar

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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: South Asia
Persecution Rank:11 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:189,000
Largest States:
Chhattisgarh (56,000)Jharkhand (35,000)
Bihar (31,000)Uttar Pradesh (26,000)
Odisha (15,000)West Bengal (14,000)
Assam (4,900)Sikkim (3,300)
Uttarakhand (1,400)Madhya Pradesh (1,100)
Total States on file:15
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Majhwar
People Name General: Majhwar
Alternate People Names:
HangieMaji
Manjhiमझवार
ROP3 Code: 112818
Joshua Project People ID: 17417
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 189,000
Population all Countries: 205,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Hindi
People Name General: Majhwar
Ethnic Code: AUG04z
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Hindi (112,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): hin    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Chhattisgarhi (17,000)Bengali (16,000)
Odia (13,000)Maithili (11,000)
Bhojpuri (6,600)Assamese (4,300)
Magahi (1,400)Nepali (1,400)
Majhi (1,300)Majhwar (600)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 22
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.04 % 
Christianity0.42 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism98.87 % 
Islam0.05 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.46 % 
Unknown0.16 % 
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]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
GSEC Status:Level 2   Less than 2% Evangelical. Initial (localized) church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1806-1962
New Testament:
1811-1998Audio
Complete Bible: 1818-2000
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoA Beautiful Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoA Pilgrimage (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoAasha - Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoCoconuts (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoCreation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoFather's Love Letter
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoHaqeeqat Episode 6 (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoRivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoTen Virgins (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoThe Final Prodigal (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
Film / VideoThe Price of Life (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoYeshu Satsang (Indigitube.tv)
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
GeneralYeshu Samaj
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
Text / Printed MatterBible: Hindi Holy Bible
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterChrist for the Nations
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterHindi Bible
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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