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Bhil Mavchi (Hindu traditions) in India

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
497,000 Mawchi Hinduism 1.09 % Unknown   

Bhil Mavchi (Hindu traditions) in India

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Introduction / History
The Mavchi Bhil are a Scheduled Tribe of Maharashtra. They speak Mavchi and are not vegetarians.

Marriages are not allowed with their three previous generations. They have cross cousin marriages. Gavit is the surname used by them. The word Gavit means leader.

The Mavchi work mainly in agriculture and agricultural laboring. Some are teachers. They are mainly Hindus. Holi is their main festival. There are Mavchi Christians too, who cooperate with the Hindus. They use family planning.

Prayer Points
* Pray that Indian Christians will lead the Mavchi Bhil to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that God will give them dreams and visions leading them to salvation.

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

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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:497,000
Largest States:
Madhya Pradesh (240,000)Maharashtra (180,000)
Gujarat (77,000)Daman and Diu (100)
Odisha (60)
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People Name in Country: Bhil Mavchi (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Bhil Mavchi (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
Mawciभील मवची (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 117868
Joshua Project People ID: 21017
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 497,000
Population all Countries: 497,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Tribal - Bhil
People Name General: Bhil Mavchi (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Mawchi (120,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): mke    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Bhili (119,000)Hindi (114,000)
Marathi (50,000)Gujarati (22,000)
Nimadi (21,000)Khandesi (16,000)
Bareli, Pauri (14,000)Dangi (8,100)
Vasavi (5,400)Bareli, Rathwi (2,500)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 20
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.01 % 
Christianity1.09 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism97.63 % 
Islam0.76 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.51 % 
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: 1976-1978
New Testament:
Complete Bible: None Reported
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 RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Mawchi
GeneralGospel website in this language
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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Bhil Mavchi (Hindu traditions) in India

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