Majhwar in India



Population

183,000

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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Introduction / History

The Majhwar are an important tribe in Madhya Pradesh in India. They also live in some regions of Chhattisgarh. They are also called Manjhi which means headman of a tribal sub division. It comes from the word Madhya which means in the center. It is thought that the Majhwar had their origins from the tribes of the Gond, Mundas and Kawars.

The Majhwar of Sarguja seem to be Santhal and Munda. The Bhainsa clan regard the buffalo as holy. The Baghani Majhwars have been named after the tiger. They believe that clan members will not be attacked by tigers provided they do not cause an offence.

Marriage to a partner within the same clan is not allowed. The Majhwar observe birth and death rituals.

Festivals are important in Majhwar culture. They celebrate the Karma festival with much enjoyment. The Majhwar tribes are farmers and livestock production is their next main type of work.

The Majhwar are a low status caste. They are endogamous and practice clan exogamy. This means that they normally marry within the group, but with partners from clans other than their own. Some work as laborers. They are Hindus and have their own tribal gods such as Burha-Deo. They have customs that are similar to other local groups like the Bind and the Chero.

They are also in Uttar Pradesh and in North India.


References

www.indianetzone.com/9/majhwar_tribe.htm
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/majhwar


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Global Prayer Digest: 2009-08-05
People Name General Majhwar
People Name in Country Majhwar
Population in India 183,000
World Population 199,000
Countries 3
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Hangie, Maji, Manjhi
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Name General Majhwar
Ethnic Code AUG04z
People ID 17417
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 28  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  14  (up to 20 largest shown)
Chhattisgarh (62,000) Jharkhand (35,000) Bihar (34,000) Uttar Pradesh (25,000)
Odisha (15,000) West Bengal (14,000) Assam (4,200) Sikkim (2,600)
Uttarakhand (1,400) Madhya Pradesh (700) Maharashtra (400) Arunachal Pradesh (200)
Jammu and Kashmir (30) Andaman and Nicobar (20)
Total States on file:  14  (up to 20 largest shown)
Chhattisgarh (62,000) Jharkhand (35,000)
Bihar (34,000) Uttar Pradesh (25,000)
Odisha (15,000) West Bengal (14,000)
Assam (4,200) Sikkim (2,600)
Uttarakhand (1,400) Madhya Pradesh (700)
Maharashtra (400) Arunachal Pradesh (200)
Jammu and Kashmir (30) Andaman and Nicobar (20)
Languages & Dialects on file:  31  (up to 20 largest shown)
Hindi (114,000) Chhattisgarhi (25,000) Bengali (16,000) Oriya (13,000)
Maithili (11,000) Bhojpuri (6,400) Assamese (3,200) Nepali (1,200)
Majhi (1,200) Garhwali (600) Kanauji (500) Awadhi (500)
Kurux (400) Kumaoni (300) Kui (200) Marathi (100)
Sadri (70) Gujarati (30) Santhali (20) Telugu (20)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 114,000 Chhattisgarhi 25,000
Bengali 16,000 Oriya 13,000
Maithili 11,000 Bhojpuri 6,400
Assamese 3,200 Nepali 1,200
Majhi 1,200 Garhwali 600
Kanauji 500 Awadhi 500
Kurux 400 Kumaoni 300
Kui 200 Marathi 100
Sadri 70 Gujarati 30
Santhali 20 Telugu 20
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1818-2000)
Audio Bible Online
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Hindi Bible stories
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Fathers Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
General Bible Visuals
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
General Yeshu Samaj
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Hindi Holy Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Hindi Holy Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.03 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.19 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.63 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.14 %
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