Mahratta Shinde of India
People Name: Mahratta Shinde
Country: India
Language: Marathi
Population: 549,000
Unreached: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - Mahratta
Primary Religion: Hinduism
% Adherents: 0.00 %
% Evangelical: 0.00 %
Progress Status: 1.0
Profile provided by:

Joshua Project
PO Box 62614
Colorado Springs, CO 80962
United States


Introduction / History
The Marathi speak Marathi and local languages too and read and write Devanagari. They are mainly non-vegetarians. They were famous for being warriors. Hinduism is their religion. Shinde is one of the Maratha sub groups.

In Maharashtra cousin marriages are liked. Widowers and divorcees can marry again. The dead are cremated. They work in agriculture mainly. Some work in business. They have a traditional council to look after them. Education is favored by them.

In Goa the Maratha speak Konkani too. They use family planning.

In Uttar Pradesh the Maratha are vegetarians who eat rice. Divorce is not allowed and the bereaved can marry again. On the death of the father, sons and also daughters who are not married inherit the property with the oldest son becoming in charge of the home. They use modern medicine.

The Maratha also live in Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Telangana.

Prayer Points
* Pray that the Maratha council leaders will come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him.
* Pray that gospel materials and the internet will lead them to salvation.

Mahratta Shinde of India