Munda in Bangladesh


Population
142,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Munda of India by tradition do cultivation and today many are agricultural workers. They are not vegetarians but they do not eat beef. Rice is their main cereal. They have community councils to judge in local matters. Many of them are Hindus. The Munda worship their ancestors and nature also.

In West Bengal the Munda are also called Manki. They do basket work and weaving. In addition to their own language, they speak Hindi and other languages. In Orissa, the Munda speak Mundari and Oriya. Those who are educated are in office work.

The Munda in Tripura are also called Mura. They have a low literacy level, so the gospel needs to be given in oral form there. They do family planning.

In Madhya Pradesh the Munda are also called Mudas. They speak Sadri. They favor cross-cousin marriages. Burials are for children and cremation is for older people. They collect wood and products from the forest to sell. Their children have an education, unlike some groups.

In Assam the most usual way for the Munda to marry is by agreement. Divorce can be difficult to get. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property and the oldest son becomes in charge of the home. The Munda there work as laborers in tea gardens. In the tea gardens most of the young are Christians. The Munda have a lot of deities, with Sing Bonga being their main one. Family planning is not favored there.


Prayer Points

* Pray that God will give the Munda dreams and visions leading them to Salvation.
* Pray that the Munda Christians will lead the others in their group to Jesus Christ.

References

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Munda
People Name in Country Munda
Population in Bangladesh 142,000
World Population 4,044,000
Total Countries 5
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 2.1
Least-Reached No
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Colh, Haroko, Hor, Horohon, Horo-hon, Kaur, Manki, Mudus, Mundu, Mura
People ID 13867
Country Bangladesh
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 35  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 7
Sylhet (99,000) Rajshahi (22,000) Rangpur (11,000) Khulna (6,000)
Dhaka (3,400) Chittagong (900) Barisal (400)
Country Bangladesh
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 35  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 7
Sylhet (99,000) Rajshahi (22,000)
Rangpur (11,000) Khulna (6,000)
Dhaka (3,400) Chittagong (900)
Barisal (400)
Primary Language: Sadri, Oraon (77,000 speakers)
Language Code: sdr   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 8
Secondary Languages:
Mundari (22,000) Sylheti (16,000) Bengali (8,800) Oriya (400)
Bishnupriya (400) Assamese (300) Chittagonian (100)
Primary Language: Sadri, Oraon (77,000 speakers)
Language Code: sdr   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 8
Secondary Languages:
Mundari (22,000) Sylheti (16,000)
Bengali (8,800) Oriya (400)
Bishnupriya (400) Assamese (300)
Chittagonian (100)
For Primary Language: Sadri, Oraon

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes
New Testament Yes   (2003)
Complete Bible No
 
Possible Print Bibles
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.15 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown
11.04 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
57.13 %
Islam
0.64 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
31.03 %
Unknown
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source: Gerald Roberts  
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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