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Malto in India


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
224,000 Santhali Hinduism 14.11 % Unknown No No   

Malto in India

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Introduction / History
The Kumarbhag Pahariya live in Bihar. They speak Malto among themselves and Hindi and read and write in Devanagari. They are not vegetarians and eat wheat and rice as cereals.

The Kumarbhag have rituals. Divorce and marrying again are allowed. The dead are cremated. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property with the oldest son becoming in charge of the home.

The Kumarbhag work in cultivation and other work. Some are teachers and politicians. Hinduism is their religion. Boys are educated but girls are not. They use traditional and modern medicines.

Prayer Points
Pray that gospel materials will lead them 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:11 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:224,000
Largest States:
Jharkhand (160,000)West Bengal (52,000)
Assam (7,200)Bihar (2,700)
Odisha (200)Chhattisgarh (100)
Meghalaya (100)Andaman and Nicobar Islands (70)
Arunachal Pradesh (50)Tripura (50)
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Malto
People Name General: Malto
Alternate People Names:
KumarbhagMal Paharia
ROP3 Code: 112837
Joshua Project People ID: 17434
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 224,000
Population all Countries: 260,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Tribal - other
People Name General: Malto
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Santhali (103,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): sat    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Bengali (44,000)Hindi (28,000)
Mal Paharia (7,300)Assamese (2,100)
Munda (900)Maithili (600)
Sadri (500)Kurux (500)
Ho (300)Nepali (200)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 30
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.05 % 
Christianity14.11 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism83.40 % 
Islam0.32 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.02 % 
Unknown2.11 % 
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]   Evangelicals have only a very small representation among all who claim to be Christians.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 6   Greater than or equal to 10% Evangelical
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1868-1989
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1914-2005
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
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Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoWorld Christian Videos
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Text / Printed MatterBible: Santhali
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterLiteracy primer for Santhali
Text / Printed MatterTopical Scripture booklets and Bible stu ...
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Malto in India

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      Malto India    
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