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Momna in India


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
162,000 Gujarati Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Momna in India

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An alternative name for the Momna is Momin, which in Arabic means a true follower of the faith. The Muslim Momna were Hindus before conversion to Islam. Some are now Sunni Muslim and others are Shia, which has created a rift within the community. To make the rift even worse, there is also a Wahabi group of Momna. These three religious subdivisions generally live in three different locations. People do not often marry across these subdivision lines. The three religious subdivisions are in turn made up of several clans. Most Momna are farmers. They have their own caste association which governs the community.

Ministry Obstacles
Hindu extremist groups in Gujarat (where most Momna people live) have pursued a campaign of "intimidation, slander and harassment of Muslims and Christians in Dalit and tribal groups". An anti-conversion law was passed in 2003.

Outreach Ideas
Please pray young people in this people group will be lead to Christian content on the internet, and that they will be interested in it, and will be given understanding.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There has been no indication of any Christians among the Momna people, in either India or Pakistan. If there are secret believers they need our prayer support.

Pray for the entire people group
Please pray for peaceful relations between the Sunni, Shia, and Wahabi sects wtihin this people group.

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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:162,000
Largest States:
Gujarat (148,000)Maharashtra (9,400)
Madhya Pradesh (800)Tamil Nadu (800)
Daman and Diu (500)Delhi (300)
Telangana (100)West Bengal (100)
Dadra and Nagar Haveli (100)Karnataka (80)
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Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Momna
People Name General: Momna
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 113083
Joshua Project People ID: 17646
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 162,000
Population all Countries: 164,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Muslim - other
People Name General: Momna
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Gujarati (158,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): guj    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Urdu (3,500)Kacchi (300)
Total Languages: 3
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam100.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
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
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1809-1965
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1823-2016
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 / Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoCreation to Christ
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Gujarati
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible: ગુજરાતી - Gujarati
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterFather's Love Letter
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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Momna in India

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People Cluster
    South Asia Muslim - other     Asia, South    
      Momna India    
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            Momna in India          
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      Islam     Gujarati  
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