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Mundari in India

Mundari

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26,000 Mundari Hinduism 3.76 % Unknown No   

Mundari in India

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Introduction / History
The Munda of Bangladesh are part of the larger Munda group, most of whom live in India. Racially the Mundas are proto-Australoid. Within Bangladesh they tend to live in villages which are separate from but near Bengali villages in western Rajshahi division. There are also some Munda living on the tea estates of Sylhet division. The Munda living on the tea estates do manual labor in the tea gardens for a daily wage. Many of those living in Rajshahi division work as seasonal day laborers for Bengali land owners.

The Munda in Bangladesh used to own and farm their own land, but in recent years many have lost a lot of their land and now are dependent on the meager daily wages they receive when there is work for day laborers. As a result, many Mundas live day-to-day, waiting to buy their food for the evening until they have received their pay for that day. Thus,
some major needs of the Munda are job skills training and also land rights intervention. The Munda who live in Rajshahi division are primarily Christian, and among the Christians, most are Catholic. A smaller portion of those living on the tea estates of Sylhet division are Christian. Many call themselves Hindu, though they may in actuality follow a traditional religion. Nominalism is prevalent among the Munda of Bangladesh, and an evangelical mission could work to meet not only their physical needs but also their spiritual needs.

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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:26,000
Largest States:
Odisha (26,000)
Total States on file:1
   
 
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People Name in Country: Mundari
People Name General: Mundari
Alternate People Names:
मुंदरी
ROP3 Code: 115282
Joshua Project People ID: 19041
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 26,000
Population all Countries: 26,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Tribal - Other
People Name General: Mundari
Ethnic Code: CNN25l
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Language
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Primary Language: Mundari (13,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): unr    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Odia (5,800)Ho (1,900)
Munda (1,600)Kuvi (1,300)
Hindi (700)Chhattisgarhi (400)
Santhali (300)Bengali (300)
Kharia (100)Kurux (80)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 22
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.18 % 
Christianity3.76 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism93.70 % 
Islam0.14 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.01 % 
Unknown2.21 % 
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: 1876-1965
New Testament:
1895-2001
Complete Bible: 1910-2002
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Mundari
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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