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Momna in India


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
193,000 Gujarati Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Momna in India

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Introduction / History
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. Most live in Gujarat and Maharashtra, but there are smaller numbers in Tamil Nadu and neighboring Pakistan.

What are their lives like?
Most Momna are farmers. They have their own caste association which governs the community.

What are their beliefs?
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 in India. 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.

What are their needs?
Hindu extremist groups in Gujarat (where most Momna people live) have pursued a campaign of intimidation, slander and harassment of Muslim and Christian communities. These Muslims have almost no way to hear about the wonderful grace of Jesus Christ.

Prayer Points
Please pray young Momna people will be lead to Christian content on the internet, and that they will be interested in it, and will be given spiritual understanding.

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 for protection and joy in the Holy Spirit.

Please pray for peaceful relations between the Sunni, Shia, and Wahabi sects within 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:193,000
Largest States:
Gujarat (176,000)Maharashtra (11,000)
Madhya Pradesh (1,000)Tamil Nadu (900)
Daman and Diu (600)Delhi (400)
Telangana (200)West Bengal (200)
Dadra and Nagar Haveli (100)Karnataka (90)
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  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: 193,000
Population all Countries: 195,000
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 (159,000 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: 1823-2021
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
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Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture / Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus video
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Gujarati
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
Film / VideoMagdalena video
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children
Film / VideoWorld Christian Videos
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralBiblical answers to your questions
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGospel resources links
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GeneralZume Resources
GeneralZume Training
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible: Gujarati
Text / Printed MatterChildren and youth resources
Text / Printed MatterLiteracy primer for Gujarati
Text / Printed MatterLove letter to you from scripture
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
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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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