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Brahmin Mahratta in India

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
557,000 Marathi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Brahmin Mahratta in India

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Introduction / History
The Maratha are castes who live mainly in Maharashtra in India. Maratha is referred to as those who spoke the Marathi language.

The Maratha dominate politics in Maharashtra though many of the caste are on lower incomes. Many are landowners and cultivators. Most have cattle. They are not vegetarians and eat wheat and rice as cereals. They speak Marathi.

The Maratha allow cousin marriages. Divorce and widows marrying again is not allowed. Boys marry from twelve years old onwards. Girls marry early. Property goes to the sons on the death of the father. They are Hindus by religion. Some of them are very well educated. They have caste councils to look after them.

The Maratha also live in Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala.

Prayer Points
Pray that politicians and those in high places among the Maratha come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him.
Pray that gospel materials will lead many of them to salvation.


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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:557,000
Largest States:
Maharashtra (160,000)Karnataka (77,000)
Andhra Pradesh (75,000)Gujarat (65,000)
Tamil Nadu (40,000)Uttar Pradesh (36,000)
West Bengal (26,000)Telangana (18,000)
Madhya Pradesh (12,000)Delhi (11,000)
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People Name in Country: Brahmin Mahratta
People Name General: Brahmin Mahratta
Alternate People Names:
Brahman TeraiBrahmin Terai
Desastha BrahmanDeshastha
MaharashtraMaratha Brahman
Maratha BrahminRayar
Rayar BrahmanRayar Brahmin
ब्रामिन, महरातटा
ROP3 Code: 115736
Joshua Project People ID: 19959
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 557,000
Population all Countries: 558,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Forward Caste - Brahmin
People Name General: Brahmin Mahratta
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Marathi (167,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): mar    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (95,000)Telugu (49,000)
Kannada (48,000)Gujarati (39,000)
Tamil (33,000)Konkani (16,000)
Bengali (9,100)Konkani, Goan (6,900)
Bhojpuri (3,200)Dhundari (2,500)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 24
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism100.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
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: 1807-1957
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1821-2022
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Audio RecordingsOnline Audio Scripture
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture / Bible
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus video
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Marathi
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
Film / VideoMagdalena video
Film / VideoMy Last Day video, anime
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children
Film / VideoWorld Christian Videos
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralBiblical answers to your questions
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGospel resources links
GeneralGospel website in this language
GeneralZume Resources
GeneralZume Training
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app as APK file
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app from Google Pla ...
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible: Marathi
Text / Printed MatterChildren and youth resources
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterLiteracy primer for Marathi
Text / Printed MatterLove letter to you from scripture
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterThe Ancient Path
Text / Printed MatterTools for faith conversations
Text / Printed MatterTopical Scripture booklets and Bible stu ...
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Brahmin Mahratta in India

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