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Halwai Maira in India



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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
123,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Halwai Maira in India

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Introduction / History
The Mayara live in West Bengal. Hinduism is their religion. They speak, read and write in Bengali. They are not vegetarians who eat rice and wheat too. They are confectioners by tradition.

The Mayara are monogamous. They have adult marriages by discussion. Widowers can marry again but not widows. There are birth, marriage and death rituals. The dead are cremated. On the death of the father, the oldest son then becomes in charge of the home.

Most of the Mayara have land. Many now work in business and services. Both boys and girls are educated. They make use of modern health methods.

Prayer Points
* Pray that Indian Christians will lead the Mayara to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that gospel materials and the internet will lead them to salvation.

References
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:123,000
Largest States:
West Bengal (47,000)Jharkhand (39,000)
Bihar (35,000)Tripura (400)
Andaman and Nicobar Islands (200)Meghalaya (40)
Total States on file:6
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Halwai Maira
People Name General: Halwai Maira
Alternate People Names:
KuriMadak
MayaraModak
Modhunapitहलवाई मैरा
ROP3 Code: 117962
Joshua Project People ID: 21140
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 123,000
Population all Countries: 134,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Bhojpur-Maithili
People Name General: Halwai Maira
Ethnic Code: CNN25b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Hindi (58,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): hin    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Bengali (51,000)Maithili (7,900)
Bhojpuri (2,200)Magahi (1,200)
Angika (500)Andaman Creole Hindi (20)
Total Languages: 7
   
 
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: 1806-1962
New Testament:
1811-1998Audio
Complete Bible: 1818-2000
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
 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 (EngSub)
Film / VideoCoconuts
Film / VideoCreation to Christ
Film / VideoFather's Love Letter
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
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 / VideoThe Hope Video
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 MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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Halwai Maira in India

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