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Mahratta in India

Mahratta

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
31,419,000 Marathi Hinduism 0.00 % Unknown   

Mahratta in India

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Introduction / History
They are proud Kshatriya people from Maharastra mainly speaking Marathi. They are considered to be one among the marital races of India like the Rajputs and Sikhs. They usually worship Shiva as their family gods, and consider Shivaji as their leader, and fiercely defend their culture, language and history.

Where are they located?
They are located across Marathwaada, some are also found along borders with Karnataka.

What are their lives like?
They mostly belong to the upper echelons of a rural society. Mainly 'kunbi(farmer)' by class, almost all rural Maratha families own land and cultivate crops. The lands are usually big enough to support both cash crops and food crops.

What are their beliefs?
They are liberal compared to other Indian groups. Arranged marriage is not strictly enforced, and a boy can marry a girl of his choice as long as she is a Brahmin or a Maratha. Marathas, like all other Hindus worship many deities, and usually rever their land and Earth as their mother. Marathas are a little tolerant towards other cultures. But as they consider themselves as upper caste, they usually look down upon people they consider as not their equal.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2007-09-20
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-04-18
 
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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:31,419,000
Largest States:
Maharashtra (27,563,000)Karnataka (2,283,000)
Madhya Pradesh (403,000)Gujarat (308,000)
Telangana (292,000)Goa (213,000)
Tamil Nadu (147,000)Chhattisgarh (48,000)
Kerala (42,000)Dadra and Nagar Haveli (38,000)
Total States on file:35
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Mahratta
People Name General: Mahratta
Alternate People Names:
Aray MahrattaAre Kshatriya
Are MahrattaAre Maratha
AryaArya Mahratta
BargiMaharashtrian
MaharathiMaharatta Kshatriya
Mahratta KshatriyaMaratha
MarathiMaratta
NarathaRao
ROP3 Code: 112978
Joshua Project People ID: 17554
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 31,419,000
Population all Countries: 31,424,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Marathi-Konkani
People Name General: Mahratta
Ethnic Code: CNN25j
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Marathi (25,089,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): mar    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Konkani (1,634,000)Hindi (1,588,000)
Kannada (492,000)Khandesi (487,000)
Konkani, Goan (347,000)Ahirani (236,000)
Gujarati (212,000)Tamil (89,000)
Tulu (53,000)Telugu (49,000)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 26
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.80 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.20 % 
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: 1807-1957
New Testament:
1811-1982Audio
Complete Bible: 1821-2002
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 RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture / Bible
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories in Marathi
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Marathi
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGods Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterBible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterFathers Love Letter
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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