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Majhwar in India


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
220,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.49 % Unknown   

Majhwar in India

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Introduction / History
Majhwar are considered an important tribe. They are also called Manjhi which means "headman of a tribal sub division," and Madhya meaning, "in the center." It is thought that Majhwar people originated from the tribes of the Gond, Mundas and Kawars.

Where are they located?
Majhwar people are located in the states of Madhya Pradesh, in some regions of Chhattisgath and Uttar Pradesh.

What are their lives like?
Festivals are important in Majhwar culture. Majhwar tribes are involved in agriculture and livestock production, and some are laborers.

Majhwar are a low status caste. They normally marry within the group, but with partners from clans other than their own. Marriage to a partner within the same clan is not allowed.

What are their beliefs?
They are Hindus and worship most of the Hindu gods such as Shiva, Vishnu and Rama, and they also worship their family, and tribal gods. They have customs similar to other local groups.

The Bhainsa clan regard the buffalo as holy. Baghani Majhwars have been named after the tiger. They believe that clan members will not be attacked by tigers, provided they do not cause an offense.

Majhwar people observe birth and death rituals, and celebrate the Karma festival.

What are their needs?
Bible resources are available in the Hindi language which they speak. However, anti-conversion laws in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgath which will make access more difficult, but not for Almighty God.

Majhwar people are an unreached people group who do not know their Creator God who loves them, and has made provision for them to live eternally with Him. Who will tell them?

Prayer Points
Pray that key Majhwar people will become interesrted in the JESUS Film, recordings, and written materials that may be exposed to them by faithful servants.
Pray that God will raise up Indian churches to boldy and lovingly evangelize Majhwar people.
Pray for a disciple making movement to emerge among them.


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Global Prayer Digest: 2009-08-05
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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:220,000
Largest States:
Chhattisgarh (65,000)Jharkhand (43,000)
Bihar (36,000)Uttar Pradesh (27,000)
Odisha (18,000)West Bengal (17,000)
Assam (5,800)Sikkim (3,100)
Uttarakhand (1,000)Madhya Pradesh (800)
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Majhwar
People Name General: Majhwar
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 112818
Joshua Project People ID: 17417
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 220,000
Population all Countries: 238,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
People Name General: Majhwar
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Hindi (111,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): hin    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Bengali (18,000)Chhattisgarhi (17,000)
Odia (13,000)Maithili (11,000)
Assamese (4,300)Bhojpuri (3,900)
Magahi (1,500)Nepali (1,300)
Majhi (1,300)Kanauji (1,300)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 29
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.09 % 
Christianity0.49 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism98.63 % 
Islam0.03 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.42 % 
Unknown0.34 % 
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: 1806-1962
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1835-2019
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 RecordingsDAVAR Partners recording, Old Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoA Beautiful Hope (EngSub)
Film / VideoCoconuts
Film / VideoCreation to Christ
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus video
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / VideoLove letter to you from scripture
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
Film / VideoMagdalena video
Film / VideoMy Last Day video, anime
Film / VideoRivka video
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralBiblical answers to your questions
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGospel resources links
GeneralGospel website in this language
GeneralYeshu Samaj
GeneralZume Resources
GeneralZume Training
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app as APK file
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Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible: Comic Book Version
Text / Printed MatterBible: Hindi
Text / Printed MatterChildren and youth resources
Text / Printed MatterChrist for the Nations
Text / Printed MatterHindi Bible
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterLiteracy primer for Hindi
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterThe Ancient Path
Text / Printed MatterTools for faith conversations
Text / Printed MatterTopical Scripture booklets and Bible stu ...
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Majhwar in India

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      Majhwar India    
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