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Marathi in United States

Marathi

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
35,000 Marathi Hinduism 1.00 % 0.00 %   

Marathi in United States

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Summary
Marathi speakers come from western India. Many of India's states are named after a particular language, and Maharashtra, the state which includes Mumbai, is home of most of India's Marathi speakers. Marathi speakers led a great empire called the Maratha Empire in the 1600s and 1700s.

In the United States, South Asian communities come together calling themselves "Desis." Though they may be Hindu, Sikh, Jain, or Muslim, they tend to associate with other South Asians. Though some of the largest languages in the world are spoken in South Asia, they use English as a common language, especially when they live in English speaking countries like the Unites States.

But each language group likes to have their own associations where they can speak the language of their hearts. For this reason, there are Marathi associations throughout the United States. Most of the Marathi speakers, or other South Asians for that matter, are from professional backgrounds. Many own businesses or practice medicine.

Ministry Obstacles
South Asian Hindus are a minority in the United States, so their religion is a means to maintaining their culture. They are already losing much of their cultural uniqueness by speaking English. Hinduism is a means to maintaining their cultural ties to India.

Outreach Ideas
It will take believers who are willing to learn about Hindu cultures and appreciate them before they approach Marathi people with the gospel. Some "desi" groups like Tamil speakers already have groups of strong believers. Someone will have to find ways for Marathi speakers to follow Jesus without feeling like they are abandoning what is left of their ancient culture.

Pray for the followers of Christ
Few if any Marathi speakers in the US follow Jesus. Pray for dreams and visions of the exalted Savior that will open the door for some to allow Him to enter their hearts.

Pray for the entire people group
* Pray for a T4T (Training For Trainers) movement among Marathi speakers in the US that will penetrate other South Asian communities, not only in North America, but also India.

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Country: United States
Continent: North America
Region: America, North and Caribbean
10/40 Window: No
Total States on file:39
   
 
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
 
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Marathi
People Name General: Marathi
Alternate People Names:
Marathi JewMarati
ROP3 Code: 106317
Joshua Project People ID: 13533
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 35,000
Population all Countries: 72,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Marathi-Konkani
People Name General: Marathi
Ethnic Code: CNN25j
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Marathi (35,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): mar    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity1.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant60.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic40.00 %
 
(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: 1807-1957
New Testament:
1811-1982Audio
Complete Bible: 1821-2002
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 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 MatterFather's Love Letter
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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Marathi in United States

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