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Mahuria in India



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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
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Mahuria in India

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Introduction / History
The Mahuria are a small business and land-owning community. They claim that their ancestors came from a place known as Mathura, thus the name. Today they recall the migration of their ancestors through oral stories.

Where are they located?
The Mahuria people live in Odisha and Bihar, two states in eastern India.

What are their lives like?
As landowners, the Mahuria people have more prestige and property than most rural communities. They probably have high status, since they are pure vegetarians.

This landowning caste needs a good harvest to maintain their lifestyle. For that reason, they use chemical fertilizers. They hire non-landed people to work their fields.

In marriage alliances they stick with their own people group but do not marry those from other gotras or clans. Families arrange marriages for the younger generation once they reach adulthood, and men usually marry between ages 22-25 and women between 20-22. They perform marriage rituals at the bride's family's home. After the groom's party arrives, they are greeted and given a feast by the bride's family. After four days the couple goes to the groom's home where there is another feast.

What are their beliefs?
Many younger members of the Mahuria community have joined various Hindu sects. At the family household level, the Mahuria people worship both Lakshmi and Ganesh, two deities that Hindus believe will bring economic prosperity. They visit shrines along with other Hindu communities.

What are their needs?
Though this group is economically prosperous, they need the spiritual prosperity that only a relationship with Jesus Christ can provide.

Prayer Points
* Pray for families of Mahuria believers loving and serving others to grow reproducing churches.
* Pray for a chain reaction of Mahuria families reaching families that results in thousands of new believers who share their faith with others.
* Pray for grace and truth expanding into the entire Mahuria society as all believers learn to love others.
* Pray that churches and believers will bless their entire people group in such a way that God's love will change the Mahuria people like yeast changes dough.

References
People of India, Odisha, vol. XVI, pp. 1085-1089, K.S. Singh

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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:10 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:6,800
Largest States:
Odisha (5,800)West Bengal (500)
Jharkhand (400)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Mahuria
People Name General: Mahuria
Alternate People Names:
Mahauriaमहुरिया
ROP3 Code: 112806
Joshua Project People ID: 17406
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 6,800
Population all Countries: 6,800
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Dalit - other
People Name General: Mahuria
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Odia (6,100 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ory    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Magahi (400)Bengali (300)
Total Languages: 3
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.78 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.22 % 
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: 1811-1956
New Testament:
1809-2000Audio
Complete Bible: 1815-2014
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 RecordingsOral Bible stories in Odia
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Odia
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)
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGospel website in this language
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GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Audio Bible app as APK File fro ...
Mobile AppDownload Audio Bible app from Google Pla ...
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Text / Printed MatterBible: ODIA - Oriya
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed MatterThe Ancient Path (Oriya)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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Mahuria in India

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