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Mallah (Hindu traditions) in India

Mallah (Hindu traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
3,352,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Mallah (Hindu traditions) in India

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Introduction / History
The Mallah of Uttar Pradesh usually go by the name of Nishad, which refers to a character from the Hindu myth the Ramayana. Nishad was a boatman in Prayag (Allahabad UP) who ferried Ram, Sita and Laskman across the river. From this tale, the Nishad take pride and consider their occupation as boatmen along the holy Ganga river carrying Hindu devotees as a high calling or holy occupation. They take pride in their heritage, even though they are considered a backward caste.

Where are they located?
They live along the major waterways of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal.

What are their lives like?
They are poor and mostly illiterate. They are involved in boating and some fishing and sometimes in farming. They are strict about marrying within their own caste. The women are not often seen in public, although at times in Hindu pilgrimage areas such as Allahabad or Benares, you will see children and women of this caste selling flowers and incense for river worship purposes.

What are their beliefs?
They are Hindu.

What are their needs?
They have lacks in literacy, education, health and family planning and economic advancement.

Prayer Points
* They are constantly exposed to the rituals of Hinduism due to being located in the 'sacred' regions visited heavily by Hindu devotees and pilgrims. Pray for their minds to be prepared to hear Truth!
* Pray for a breakthrough of the Gospel in their history.
* Pray for new, inventive, powerful outreaches to these people.
* Pray for Gospel presentations through song and drama.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2008-09-03
Global Prayer Digest: 2015-08-19
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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:3,352,000
Largest States:
Bihar (1,706,000)Uttar Pradesh (1,356,000)
Delhi (79,000)Jharkhand (77,000)
West Bengal (75,000)Madhya Pradesh (41,000)
Maharashtra (8,100)Chhattisgarh (3,800)
Uttarakhand (3,700)Tripura (2,000)
Total States on file:15
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Mallah (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Mallah (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
GonrhiMachhua
MachuaMallar
MandalMuriari
MuriyariSureha
मल्लाह (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 112835
Joshua Project People ID: 17432
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 3,352,000
Population all Countries: 3,534,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Hindi
People Name General: Mallah (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25c
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Hindi (1,981,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): hin    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Bhojpuri (862,000)Maithili (153,000)
Bengali (75,000)Angika (51,000)
Awadhi (33,000)Kanauji (30,000)
Magahi (22,000)Bagheli (14,000)
Bundeli (6,800)Chhattisgarhi (5,600)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 19
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism100.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
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
 
 
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
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 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsHindi Bible stories
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 / VideoFathers 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 / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoTen Virgins (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoThe Final Prodigal (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoThe Hope Video: View in Hindi
Film / VideoThe Price of Life (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoYeshu Satsang (Indigitube.tv)
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGods Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
GeneralYeshu Samaj
Text / Printed MatterBible: Hindi Holy Bible
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 MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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