Malto of India
People Name: Malto
Country: India
Language: Santhali
Population: 224,000
Unreached: No
People Cluster: South Asia Tribal - other
Primary Religion: Hinduism
% Adherents: 14.11 %
% Evangelical: Unknown
Progress Status: 2.0
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Joshua Project
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Colorado Springs, CO 80962
United States


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.

Malto of India