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Matang (Hindu traditions) in India

Matang (Hindu traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
3,072,000 Marathi Hinduism 0.15 % Unknown   

Matang (Hindu traditions) in India

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Introduction / History
The Matangi of India live in Andhra Pradesh. They speak, read and write in Telugu. Sometimes Kannada is spoken. They like having tattoos and enjoy music. The Matangi are not vegetarians and like cereals such as rice and ragi.

The Matangi have several clans. They like cross-cousin marriages. Polygamy is allowed, as is divorce if approved of by the elders. Bereaved people can marry again. Property is inherited by the sons. There is a birth pollution period and rituals for marriage. Rather than burying, the deceased are cremated on a funeral pyre. The very poor may choose to bury if they cannot afford or provide wood for pyre.

The Matangi do railway work, pull rickshaws and do building work for example. They do folk dramas. Women help with these dramas and do agricultural and laboring work.

The Matangi have community elders that judge in disagreements and crimes. The Matangi are Hindus and worship Shakthi. Festivals are celebrated. They do not have a high literacy level and the gospel should be given in oral form too. Modern and traditional medicines are used by them.

Prayer Points
Pray that the elders come to Jesus Christ and lead the others of the Matangi to Salvation also.
Pray that God gives the Matangi dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.

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

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Global Prayer Digest: 2017-10-12
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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:3,072,000
Largest States:
Maharashtra (2,941,000)Madhya Pradesh (35,000)
Karnataka (31,000)Gujarat (16,000)
Telangana (16,000)Chhattisgarh (4,100)
Rajasthan (2,500)Tamil Nadu (1,400)
Goa (1,400)Delhi (1,000)
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People Name in Country: Matang (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Matang (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
Mang GarodiMang Garudi
Minimadigमातंग (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 112871
Joshua Project People ID: 17463
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 3,072,000
Population all Countries: 3,074,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Dalit - other
People Name General: Matang (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Marathi (2,520,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): mar    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (38,000)Ahirani (9,100)
Konkani (8,300)Khandesi (4,900)
Konkani, Goan (3,400)Gujarati (2,000)
Kannada (1,900)Chhattisgarhi (1,400)
Kacchi (1,300)Malvi (900)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 14
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism7.83 % 
Christianity0.15 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism91.98 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.03 % 
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 6   Greater than or equal to 10% Evangelical
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1807-1957
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1821-2022
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Film / VideoFollowing Jesus video
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Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Marathi
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Film / VideoMagdalena video
Film / VideoMy Last Day video, anime
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children
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Text / Printed MatterBible: Marathi
Text / Printed MatterChildren and youth resources
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterLiteracy primer for Marathi
Text / Printed MatterLove letter to you from scripture
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