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Munda in Bhutan


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
1,900 Mundari Hinduism 5.11 % Unknown   

Munda in Bhutan

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Introduction / History
The Munda people who now live in India and Bhutan originated in Southeast Asia, as far away as Indonesia.

Where are they located?
Today the Munda people are most likely to be found in central India, or even more so, in the states of Odisha, Bihar, and West Bengal. They also live in Bangladesh, and a few are in the mountains of Bhutan. Even fewer have found their way to the United States.

What are their lives like?
The Munda of India by tradition do cultivation and today many are agricultural workers. You cannot generalize about what they do for a living. Some are basket weavers, while others are office workers. They are not vegetarians but they do not eat beef. They have community councils to judge in local matters.

What are their beliefs?
Most of them are Hindus in Bhutan. The Munda worship their ancestors and things of nature like rivers and trees. They have a lot of deities, with Sing Bonga being their main one.

What are their needs?
Munda people need a spiritual hunger that will lead them to seeking and finding Christ.

Prayer Points
Pray for a spiritual hunger that will lead the Munda people in Bhutan far beyond where they have been in the past.
Pray that God will give the Munda people in Bhutan dreams and visions leading them to salvation.
Pray that Munda believers will lead the others in their group to Jesus Christ.
Pray for a disciple making movement for Munda communities.


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Country: Bhutan
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:34 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:1,900
Largest Provinces:
Western (1,300)Eastern (600)
Southern (100)
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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: No
Population in Country: 1,900
Population all Countries: 4,426,000
Least-Reached: No
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
Language Code (ISO): unr    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Assamese (Unknown)Bengali (Unknown)
Hindi (Unknown)Sadri (Unknown)
Total Languages: 5
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity5.11 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism86.93 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown7.95 % 
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]   Evangelicals have only a very small representation among all who claim to be Christians.
Least-Reached: No
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1876-1965
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1910-2002
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
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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
GeneralGospel resources links
GeneralGospel website in this language
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterTopical Scripture booklets and Bible stu ...
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Munda in Bhutan

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    South Asia Tribal - other     Asia, South    
      Munda Bhutan    
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