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Bania Mahur in India

Bania Mahur

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
1,030,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Bania Mahur in India

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Introduction / History
The Mahuri of India live in Bihar and Orissa and read and write in Devanagari. In Bihar they speak Magahi and Hindi. They are vegetarians and eat wheat and rice for cereals.

The Mahuri in Bihar are exogamous, which means they will marry with people outside of their group. Divorce and widow remarrying is not allowed but widowers can marry again. Upon the death of the father, sons inherit the property with the oldest son becoming in charge of the home. There are marriage and death rituals. The dead are cremated. Many are self-employed and some work in government service. They are mostly landowners. Hinduism is their religion. Traditional councils settle social disputes. They believe in education, modern medicines and family planning.

The Mahuri in Orissa speak Maithili, Oriya and Hindi and are vegetarians too. They believe in adult marriages and dowries are given. They work in agriculture and in wholesale and retail work.

Prayer Points
Pray that the leaders of the Mahuri councils will come to Jesus Christ and lead others of the Mahuri to salvation.
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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Global Prayer Digest: 2011-08-01
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-10-06
Global Prayer Digest: 2020-05-02
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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:1,030,000
Largest States:
Rajasthan (393,000)Uttar Pradesh (190,000)
Madhya Pradesh (94,000)Gujarat (77,000)
Maharashtra (68,000)Haryana (56,000)
Delhi (43,000)Bihar (29,000)
Punjab (21,000)Chhattisgarh (15,000)
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People Name in Country: Bania Mahur
People Name General: Bania Mahur
Alternate People Names:
Mahuri Baisबनिया, महुर
ROP3 Code: 115165
Joshua Project People ID: 19713
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 1,030,000
Population all Countries: 1,033,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Forward Caste - Bania
People Name General: Bania Mahur
Ethnic Code: CNN25
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Primary Language: Hindi (346,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): hin    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Sindhi (244,000)Marwari (76,000)
Gujarati (40,000)Dhundari (39,000)
Marathi (27,000)Shekhawati (24,000)
Bhojpuri (8,900)Bagri (8,900)
Punjabi, Eastern (7,400)Awadhi (6,700)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 34
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.18 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.82 % 
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
GSEC Status:Level 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1806-1962
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1835-2022
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Film / VideoFollowing Jesus video
Film / VideoGod's Story video
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Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / VideoLove letter to you from scripture
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
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Film / VideoMy Last Day video, anime
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Bania Mahur in India

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    South Asia Forward Caste - Bania     Asia, South    
      Bania Mahur India    
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            Bania Mahur in India          
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