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Jhalo Malo in India

Jhalo Malo

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
443,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.05 % 0.00 %   

Jhalo Malo in India

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Introduction / History
The Jhalo Malo in India are a Scheduled Caste. The meaning of their name probably comes from their work in fishing.

In West Bengal they speak Bengali. They are Hindus and the dead are cremated. They do various forms of fishing including the trading side of things. There are landowners and business people among them.

In Assam, the Jhalo Malo migrated from West Bengal. They speak, read and write in Bengali and Assamese. Some of them are self-employed while others are employees. They have a caste association that looks after them.

Prayer Points
* Pray that gospel materials will bring them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that the caste association leaders will come to Jesus Christ and that they will help lead others of the Jhalo Malo to salvation.

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:443,000
Largest States:
West Bengal (315,000)Assam (99,000)
Odisha (14,000)Jharkhand (9,100)
Meghalaya (2,900)Andaman and Nicobar Islands (1,000)
Bihar (700)Tripura (400)
Delhi (200)Arunachal Pradesh (200)
Total States on file:15
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People Name in Country: Jhalo Malo
People Name General: Jhalo Malo
Alternate People Names:
MaloMalo Patni
झालो मालो
ROP3 Code: 112331
Joshua Project People ID: 17007
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 443,000
Population all Countries: 690,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Bengali
People Name General: Jhalo Malo
Ethnic Code: CNN25b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Bengali (319,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ben    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Assamese (83,000)Hindi (24,000)
Odia (12,000)Santhali (1,100)
Mundari (500)Kurux (400)
Kui (200)Maithili (80)
Total Languages: 9
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.05 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.95 % 
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
GSEC Status:Level 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1800-1980
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1809-2000
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 - Bangla Version (F ...
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament - Mussolmani Versio ...
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament- Common Version (FC ...
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories in Bengali
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoI Am Guilty (
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Bengali
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 / VideoThe Burning Heart (
Film / VideoThe Prophets Story (
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: Mussulmani-Bangla, Kitabul Mukkad ...
Text / Printed MatterBible: Standard Bangla Common Language
Text / Printed MatterBible: কিতাবুল মোক ...
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterChrist for the Nations
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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Jhalo Malo in India

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