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Malto in India

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
167,000 Santhali Hinduism 3.50 % Unknown Not available   

Malto in India

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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:167,000
Largest States:
Jharkhand (114,000)West Bengal (45,000)
Assam (5,700)Bihar (2,200)
Meghalaya (200)Odisha (200)
Arunachal Pradesh (80)Chhattisgarh (80)
Andaman and Nicobar Islands (60)Tripura (50)
Total States on file:10
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Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Malto
People Name General: Malto
Alternate People Names:
KumarbhagMal Paharia
ROP3 Code: 112837
Joshua Project People ID: 17434
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 167,000
Population all Countries: 203,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Munda-Santal
People Name General: Malto
Ethnic Code: AUG06z
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Santhali (85,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): sat    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Bengali (36,000)Hindi (29,000)
Mal Paharia (7,800)Assamese (1,800)
Munda (800)Sadri (500)
Kurux (400)Nepali (200)
Ho (200)Odia (200)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 31
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.02 % 
Christianity3.50 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism91.26 % 
Islam0.31 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.06 % 
Unknown4.85 % 
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: 1868-1989
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1914-2005
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 RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoEnlightened Heart (
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Santhali
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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Malto in India

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  Affinity Bloc             Global  
People Cluster
    Munda-Santal     South Asia    
      Malto India    
            People-by-Country (Profile)          
            Malto in India          
      Religion Language  
      Hinduism     Santhali  
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