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Munda in Bangladesh


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
54,000 Mundari Hinduism 4.57 % Unknown   

Munda in Bangladesh

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Introduction / History
The Munda of India by tradition do cultivation and today many are agricultural workers. They are not vegetarians but they do not eat beef. Rice is their main cereal. They have community councils to judge in local matters. Many of them are Hindus. The Munda worship their ancestors and nature also.

In West Bengal the Munda are also called Manki. They do basket work and weaving. In addition to their own language, they speak Hindi and other languages. In Orissa, the Munda speak Mundari and Oriya. Those who are educated are in office work.

The Munda in Tripura are also called Mura. They have a low literacy level, so the gospel needs to be given in oral form there. They do family planning.

In Madhya Pradesh the Munda are also called Mudas. They speak Sadri. They favor cross-cousin marriages. Burials are for children and cremation is for older people. They collect wood and products from the forest to sell. Their children have an education, unlike some groups.

In Assam the most usual way for the Munda to marry is by agreement. Divorce can be difficult to get. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property and the oldest son becomes in charge of the home. The Munda there work as laborers in tea gardens. In the tea gardens most of the young are Christians. The Munda have a lot of deities, with Sing Bonga being their main one. Family planning is not favored there.

Prayer Points
Pray that God will give the Munda dreams and visions leading them to salvation.
Pray that the Munda Christians will lead the others in their group to Jesus Christ.

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999

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Country: Bangladesh
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:30 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:54,000
Largest Provinces:
Sylhet (24,000)Rajshahi (19,000)
Khulna (4,500)Rangpur (2,800)
Dhaka (2,600)Chittagong (600)
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People Name in Country: Munda
People Name General: Munda
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 106893
Joshua Project People ID: 13867
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 54,000
Population all Countries: 4,426,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Tribal - other
People Name General: Munda
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Mundari (39,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): unr    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Bengali (8,700)Sylheti (7,300)
Chittagonian (50)
Total Languages: 4
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.08 % 
Christianity4.57 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions45.34 % 
Hinduism48.36 % 
Islam0.24 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown1.41 % 
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 6   Greater than or equal to 10% Evangelical
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1876-1965
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1910-2002
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Mundari
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
Film / VideoWorld Christian Videos
GeneralGospel resources links
GeneralGospel website in this language
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
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Munda in Bangladesh

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    South Asia Tribal - other     Asia, South    
      Munda Bangladesh    
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