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Bania Mahesri in India

Bania Mahesri

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
358,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Bania Mahesri in India

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Introduction / History
The Maheshwari of India are Hindus who worship Shiva. They speak Mawari and Hindi and read and write in Devanagari. They are vegetarians who eat wheat as a cereal. Trading is their main work. Some of them work for the government and some work privately.

In Rajasthan, the Maheshwari are monogamous. Widows cannot marry again. Marriage is at the home of the home of the bride with a Brahmin priest performing the ceremony. Sons inherit the property on the death of the father with the oldest son becoming in charge of the home. The dead are cremated. They have caste councils to look after them and to judge in matters. They use modern medicines and family planning too.

In Maharashtra many of them are self-employed. Those in the villages tend to do agricultural work. They are well-educated.

In Madhya Pradesh they have adult marriages that are arranged by parents. Men can marry again.

The Maheshwari also live in Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi.

Prayer Points
* Pray that the Maheshwari caste councils will come to Jesus Christ and lead others among them to Him.
* Pray that gospel materials will lead them to salvation.

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

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Global Prayer Digest: 2010-09-01
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-08-31
Global Prayer Digest: 2017-09-19
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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:358,000
Largest States:
Rajasthan (87,000)Uttar Pradesh (69,000)
Madhya Pradesh (53,000)Maharashtra (28,000)
Andhra Pradesh (24,000)Gujarat (24,000)
West Bengal (23,000)Assam (14,000)
Telangana (8,500)Delhi (5,700)
Total States on file:24
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Bania Mahesri
People Name General: Bania Mahesri
Alternate People Names:
MaheshwariMahesri
MaheswariMarwadi
बनिया, महेसरी
ROP3 Code: 115164
Joshua Project People ID: 19712
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 358,000
Population all Countries: 361,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Bania
People Name General: Bania Mahesri
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Hindi (196,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): hin    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Marwari (60,000)Gujarati (20,000)
Telugu (14,000)Dhundari (12,000)
Merwari (9,600)Bengali (8,900)
Bagri (7,800)Marathi (5,700)
Mewari (4,100)Assamese (3,500)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 29
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.91 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.09 % 
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 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1806-1962
New Testament:
1811-1998Audio
Complete Bible: 1818-2000
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 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 / VideoA Beautiful Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoA Pilgrimage (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoAasha - Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoCoconuts (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoCreation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoFather's Love Letter
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoHaqeeqat Episode 6 (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Hindi
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)
Film / VideoTen Virgins (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoThe Final Prodigal (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
Film / VideoThe Price of Life (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoYeshu Satsang (Indigitube.tv)
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
GeneralYeshu Samaj
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
Text / Printed MatterBible: Hindi Holy Bible
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterChrist for the Nations
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterHindi Bible
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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