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Mahali in India

Mahali

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
97,000 Bengali Hinduism 3.34 % Unknown   

Mahali in India

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Introduction / History
The Mahli are a scheduled tribe. The word Mahli means bamboo.

The Mahli of Bihar speak Sadri and read and write in Devanagari. They are not vegetarians and eat rice, maize and wheat as cereals. Hinduism is their religion. They mainly do basket work for a living. Some of them work in agriculture. They have a community council to look after them. Their literacy level is low so the gospel will need to be given in oral form too. They do not like to use family planning.

The Sadri in Orissa speak Thar and can speak in Hindi. The Sadri live in West Bengal too.

Prayer Points
Pray that the the council leaders come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him.
Pray that gospel recordings will lead them to salvation.

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

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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:11 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:97,000
Largest States:
West Bengal (96,000)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Mahali
People Name General: Mahali
Alternate People Names:
महाली
ROP3 Code: 117139
Joshua Project People ID: 20711
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 97,000
Population all Countries: 97,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Tribal - other
People Name General: Mahali
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Bengali (44,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ben    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (19,000)Mahali (8,100)
Santhali (7,800)Munda (1,200)
Kurux (400)Nepali (400)
Marathi (300)Odia (100)
Punjabi, Eastern (100)Adi (100)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 25
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.03 % 
Christianity3.34 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism93.54 % 
Islam0.20 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.02 % 
Unknown2.87 % 
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: 1800-1980
New Testament:
1801-1984Audio
Complete Bible: 1809-2022
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 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 RecordingsOral Bible stories
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus video
Film / VideoGod's Love Story
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / VideoIndigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Bengali
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
Film / VideoMagdalena video
Film / VideoMy Last Day video, anime
Film / VideoRivka video
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children
Film / VideoWorld Christian Videos
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralBiblical answers to your questions
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGospel resources links
GeneralWalk with the Prophets and meet the Mess ...
GeneralZume Resources
GeneralZume Training
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Text / Printed MatterBible: Bengali
Text / Printed MatterBible: Bengali
Text / Printed MatterBible: Bengali
Text / Printed MatterBible: Comic Book Version
Text / Printed MatterChildren and youth resources
Text / Printed MatterChrist for the Nations
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterLiteracy primer for Bengali
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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