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Mirdhas (Hindu traditions) in India



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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
135,000 Odia Hinduism 0.16 % Unknown   

Mirdhas (Hindu traditions) in India

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Introduction / History
The Mirdas are a scheduled tribe of India living in Madhya Pradesh and Odisha. They have sub groups. They trace their ancestry to the Oraon.

The Mirdas are not vegetarians and eat wheat and rice as cereals. They have cousin marriages. A traditional village council looks after them. They work in cultivation and agricultural laboring.

Hinduism is the religion of the Mirdas. They do floor and wall painting and basket work. Modern medicines and family planning are used by them.

They have a low literacy level especially among females, so the gospel will need to be given in oral form too.

Prayer Points
* Pray that the council leaders will come to Jesus Christ and lead others of the Mirdas to Him.
* Pray that gospel recordings will lead them to salvation.

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

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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: South Asia
Persecution Rank:10 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:135,000
Largest States:
Odisha (76,000)Madhya Pradesh (59,000)
Total States on file:3
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Mirdhas (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Mirdhas (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
MirdhaMirdhas
मिर्दस (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 112980
Joshua Project People ID: 17556
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 135,000
Population all Countries: 135,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Oriya
People Name General: Mirdhas (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25l
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Odia (65,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ory    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (53,000)Kurux (3,800)
Chhattisgarhi (3,600)Bundeli (2,900)
Kharia (2,800)Mundari (1,200)
Kuvi (900)Telugu (500)
Munda (400)Bengali (300)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 18
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.16 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.71 % 
Islam0.04 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.01 % 
Unknown0.07 % 
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 2   Less than 2% Evangelical. Initial (localized) church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1811-1956
New Testament:
1809-2000Audio
Complete Bible: 1815-2004
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
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 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
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
Text / Printed MatterBible: ODIA - Oriya
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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