Munda in India



Population

3,789,000

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Munda
People Name in Country Munda
Population in India 3,789,000
World Population 3,931,000
Countries 5
Progress Scale 2.1
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Colh, Haroko, Hor, Horohon, Horo-hon, Kaur, Manki, Mudus, Mundu, Mura
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Munda-Santal
People Name General Munda
Ethnic Code AUG04b
People ID 13867
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 21  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  23  (up to 20 largest shown)
Assam (1,413,000) Jharkhand (1,244,000) Odisha (570,000) West Bengal (534,000)
Bihar (31,000) Arunachal Pradesh (18,000) Tripura (16,000) Chhattisgarh (9,200)
Madhya Pradesh (4,500) Andaman and Nicobar (2,100) Rajasthan (400) Maharashtra (400)
Nagaland (400) Delhi (300) Himachal Pradesh (200) Meghalaya (200)
Andhra Pradesh (100) Manipur (70) Gujarat (60) Uttar Pradesh (50)
Total States on file:  23  (up to 20 largest shown)
Assam (1,413,000) Jharkhand (1,244,000)
Odisha (570,000) West Bengal (534,000)
Bihar (31,000) Arunachal Pradesh (18,000)
Tripura (16,000) Chhattisgarh (9,200)
Madhya Pradesh (4,500) Andaman and Nicobar (2,100)
Rajasthan (400) Maharashtra (400)
Nagaland (400) Delhi (300)
Himachal Pradesh (200) Meghalaya (200)
Andhra Pradesh (100) Manipur (70)
Gujarat (60) Uttar Pradesh (50)
Languages & Dialects on file:  73  (up to 20 largest shown)
Mundari (1,113,000) Assamese (1,009,000) Hindi (510,000) Munda (346,000)
Bengali (303,000) Oriya (259,000) Santhali (71,000) Ho (54,000)
Kurux (47,000) Chhattisgarhi (26,000) Sadri (20,000) Kuvi (6,200)
Marathi (5,400) Telugu (2,800) Panjabi, Western (2,800) Urdu (2,400)
Panjabi, Eastern (1,900) Bhojpuri (1,800) Gujarati (1,700) Kharia (1,500)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Mundari 1,113,000 Assamese 1,009,000
Hindi 510,000 Munda 346,000
Bengali 303,000 Oriya 259,000
Santhali 71,000 Ho 54,000
Kurux 47,000 Chhattisgarhi 26,000
Sadri 20,000 Kuvi 6,200
Marathi 5,400 Telugu 2,800
Panjabi, Western 2,800 Urdu 2,400
Panjabi, Eastern 1,900 Bhojpuri 1,800
Gujarati 1,700 Kharia 1,500

For Main Lanugage: Mundari


Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1876-1965)
New Testament Yes   (1895-2001)
Complete Bible Yes   (1910-2002)
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Mundari
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.01 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
14.34 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
67.21 %
Islam
0.12 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.03 %
Unknown
18.30 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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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