Majhwar in India






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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. Most speak in the Majhwar language.

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 in 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 breeding of livestock is their next main type of work.

The Majhwar are a Scheduled Caste. They are endogamous and do clan exogamy. Some work as laborers. They are Hindus and have their own tribal gods such as Burha-Deo. They have customs that are alike to other local tribes like the Bind and the Chero.

They are also in Uttarh Pradesh and in North India.


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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
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 28  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution rankinging, )
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)
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)
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Global Prayer Digest: 2009-08-05

Major Religion Percent
0.03 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.19 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
99.63 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.14 %
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