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Majhwar in Bangladesh

Majhwar

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
15,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Majhwar in Bangladesh

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Introduction / History
Majhwar are considered an important tribe. They are also called Manjhi which means "headman of a tribal sub division," and Madhya meaning, "in the center." The Majhwar people probably originated from the Gond, Mundas and Kawar tribes.

Where are they located?
Majhwar people are located in the states of Madhya Pradesh, in some regions of Chhattisgath and Uttar Pradesh. A smaller number live in Bangladesh.

What are their lives like?
Festivals are important in Majhwar culture. Majhwar tribes are involved in agriculture and livestock production, and some are laborers.

Majhwar hold low caste status. They normally marry within their own group but with partners from clans other than their own. They do not allow marriage between people from the same clan.

What are their beliefs?
They are Hindus and worship most of the Hindu gods such as Shiva, Vishnu and Rama, and they also worship their family and tribal gods. They have customs similar to other local groups.

The Bhainsa clan regard the buffalo as holy. Baghani Majhwars have been named after the tiger. They believe that clan members will not be attacked by tigers, provided they do not cause an offense. Majhwar people observe birth and death rituals.

What are their needs?
Majhwar people are an unreached people group who do not know their Creator God who loves them and has made provision for them to live eternally with Him. Who will tell them?

Prayer Points
* Pray that the few followers of Christ among the Majhwar people in Bangladesh will allow the Holy Spirit to shine so brightly in them that others will be drawn to the Savior.
* Pray for the Entire People Group
* Pray for the Holy Spirit to give the Majhwar people teachable and understanding hearts.
* Pray for a strong movement of the Holy Spirit will bring entire Majhwar families into a rich experience of God's blessing.
* Pray for Majhwar families to be drawn by the Holy Spirit to seek forgiveness, and to understand the adequacy of Christ's work on the cross.
*Pray for a movement of Majhwar households to study the Bible and accept the blessings of Christ.
*Pray for the Majhwar people to understand and embrace that Jesus wants to bless their families and neighborhoods. Ps 111:1, NLT

Praise the Lord. I will extol the Lord with all my heart in the council of the upright and in the assembly.

References
www.indianetzone.com/9/majhwar_tribe.htm
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/majhwar

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Country: Bangladesh
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:48 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:15,000
Largest Provinces:
Dhaka (11,000)Rajshahi (1,500)
Rangpur (1,100)Khulna (800)
Chittagong (500)Sylhet (10)
Total Provinces on file:6
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Majhwar
People Name General: Majhwar
Alternate People Names:
HangieMaji
Manjhiमझवार
ROP3 Code: 112818
Joshua Project People ID: 17417
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 15,000
Population all Countries: 204,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - Other
People Name General: Majhwar
Ethnic Code: AUG04z
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Bengali (14,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ben    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Sylheti (200)
Total Languages: 2
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism81.46 % 
Islam18.54 % 
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: 1800-1980
New Testament:
1801-1984Audio
Complete Bible: 1809-2000
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 - Bangla Version (F ...
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament - Mussolmani Versio ...
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament- Common Version (FC ...
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories in Bengali
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Love Story
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Bengali
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 Prophets' Story
Film / VideoThe Savior 3 - Woman at the Well
Film / VideoThe Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
Text / Printed MatterBible: Mussulmani-Bangla, Kitabul Mukkad ...
Text / Printed MatterBible: Standard Bangla Common Language
Text / Printed MatterBible: কিতাবুল মোক ...
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterChrist for the Nations
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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