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Malto in Bangladesh



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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
35,000 Mal Paharia Hinduism 1.88 % Unknown No   

Malto in Bangladesh

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Introduction / History
The Malto are one of the tribal groups of India, and a lesser number of them live in Bangladesh. In Bangladesh, their primary language spoken is Mal Paharia, but in India their primary language is Santhali. In total, they speak three languages in Bangladesh and 31 languages in India.

Where are they located?
The Malto tribe lives mainly in the Indian states of Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Assam, and Meghalaya.

What are their lives like?
Malto individuals can be farmers, teachers or politicians. They educate their boys but not their girls. They are not vegetarians and eat wheat and rice as their staple foods.

What are their beliefs?
Hinduism is their religion. Hindus can worship no gods or many gods. Some become "devotees" of a particular one. They do not have a caring or committed relationship with these gods. They believe that at death the soul continues in another life (reincarnation), so eternal salvation is not what they seek. Most Hindus seek to be reincarnated as a member of a higher caste in the next life.

What are their needs?
It is sometimes challenging to be a Hindu in a Muslim land like Bangladesh.

Prayer Points
* Pray for the Holy Spirit to give the Malto people teachable and understanding hearts.
* Pray for a strong movement of the Holy Spirit that will bring entire Malto families into a rich experience of God's blessing.
* Pray for Malto families to be drawn by the Holy Spirit to seek forgiveness, and to understand the adequacy of Christ's work on the cross.
* Pray for teams of believers to do sustained, focused prayer for the Lord to open the hearts of Malto family leaders to experience God's blessing through a movement of family-based discovery Bible studies.

References
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malto_people

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Country: Bangladesh
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:48 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:35,000
Largest Provinces:
Rajshahi (21,000)Sylhet (8,000)
Rangpur (4,900)Khulna (1,000)
Total Provinces on file:4
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Malto
People Name General: Malto
Alternate People Names:
KumarbhagMal Paharia
MalpahariaMalti
मलटो
ROP3 Code: 112837
Joshua Project People ID: 17434
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 35,000
Population all Countries: 227,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Tribal - Other
People Name General: Malto
Ethnic Code: AUG06z
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Mal Paharia (25,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): mkb    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Bengali (5,900)Sylheti (1,300)
Total Languages: 3
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity1.88 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism97.43 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.69 % 
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
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1994
New Testament:
Yes
Complete Bible: 2018
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Mal Paharia
 
 
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Malto in Bangladesh

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