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Mahratta Konkani in India

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
467,000 Marathi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Mahratta Konkani in India

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Introduction / History
The Mahratta or Maratha are generally not vegetarians and believe in education, family planning and modern medicines. Marathi is spoken by them and Hindi too. They read and write in Devanagari usually. Hinduism is their religion. They are a forward caste. The name Mahratha comes from the word invincible.

In Maharashtra, the Mahratta have cousin marriages. Widowers and the divorced can marry again. The dead are cremated. Sons inherit the property. They work mainly in agriculture and selling crops while some work in business, government service, some as laborers and some in other work. They have a council of elders to look after them.

In Goa the Mahratta are a large community who speak Konkani and live in many parts of the state.

In Uttar Pradesh the Mahratta are vegetarians who eat wheat and rice. Many of them are Brahmans. Divorce is not allowed. The bereaved can marry again.

The Mahratta live in Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and other states too such as Kerala where they read and write in Kannada. They are also in Delhi.

Prayer Points
* Pray that the council leaders will come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him.
* Pray that gospel materials will lead them to salvation.
* Pray that more people will pray for them.

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:11 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:467,000
Largest States:
Maharashtra (401,000)Karnataka (49,000)
Gujarat (12,000)Goa (4,800)
Total States on file:4
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Mahratta Konkani
People Name General: Mahratta Konkani
ROP3 Code: 118011
Joshua Project People ID: 21189
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 467,000
Population all Countries: 467,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Marathi-Konkani
People Name General: Mahratta Konkani
Ethnic Code: CNN25j
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Marathi (244,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): mar    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Konkani (196,000)Hindi (7,400)
Konkani, Goan (4,100)Ahirani (2,000)
Khandesi (1,300)
Total Languages: 6
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.97 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.03 % 
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:
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
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
Text / Printed MatterBible: मराठी - Marathi
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterFathers Love Letter
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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Mahratta Konkani in India

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    Marathi-Konkani     South Asia    
      Mahratta Konkani India    
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            Mahratta Konkani in India          
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