Amat in India






Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Amant people are also known as the Amanats. They are farmers, though some are artists, day laborers or carpenters. They speak Oriya, which is the language of Orissa, their home state. Like many Hindu communities, the Amant people place themselves higher in the caste system than others would. They consider themselves to be Sudras, a group that is the fourth and lowest of caste clusters. Others would consider them to be dalits, the group that is outside the caste system.

Like many Hindu groups, the Amants' lives are crippled by astrology, which they thinks determines their destiny. Astrologers help them determine auspicious dates for important events like weddings. They worship the false gods Thakurani and Mahadev.

Pray that they will soon realize that these are demons that want to destroy their lives. Pray that they will turn to Christ, who came to give them life, and life to the full.

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People Name General Amat
People Name in Country Amat
Population in India 264,000
World Population 267,000
Countries 2
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Amanat, Amant, Amath, Amaut, Marar, Panara, Patel
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Bengali
People Name General Amat
Ethnic Code CNN25c
People ID 16206
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:  5  (up to 20 largest shown)
Bihar (241,000) Odisha (20,000) West Bengal (2,300) Chhattisgarh (800)
Jharkhand (200)
Total States on file:  5  (up to 20 largest shown)
Bihar (241,000) Odisha (20,000)
West Bengal (2,300) Chhattisgarh (800)
Jharkhand (200)
Languages & Dialects on file:  11  (up to 20 largest shown)
Hindi (166,000) Maithili (65,000) Oriya (16,000) Bhojpuri (2,800)
Bengali (2,700) Mundari: Bhumij (2,000) Ho (1,000) Santhali: Karmali (900)
Halbi (700) Magahi (700) Kurux (200)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 166,000 Maithili 65,000
Oriya 16,000 Bhojpuri 2,800
Bengali 2,700 Mundari: Bhumij 2,000
Ho 1,000 Santhali: Karmali 900
Halbi 700 Magahi 700
Kurux 200
For Primary Language: Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1818-2000)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible Visuals General
Bible: Hindi Holy Bible Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Hindi Holy Bible Text / Printed Matter
Bibles, Bible League Text / Printed Matter
Christ for the Nations Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
Fathers Love Letter Film / Video
Following Jesus (India, JF Project) Film / Video
God's Story Video Film / Video
Gods Simple Plan General
Got Questions Ministry General
Hindi Bible Text / Printed Matter
Hindi Bible stories Audio Recordings
International Bible Society Text / Printed Matter
Jesus Film: view in Hindi Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime) Film / Video
Online Bible (Bibles India) Text / Printed Matter
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
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Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
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Ethnic Religions
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100.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Video Source: Create International
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
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