Majhwar in India



Population

196,000

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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Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-08-05
People Name General Majhwar
People Name in Country Majhwar
Population in India 196,000
World Population 212,000
Countries 2
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 21  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  14  (up to 20 largest shown)
Chhattisgarh (63,000) Jharkhand (35,000) Bihar (34,000) Uttar Pradesh (25,000)
Odisha (15,000) West Bengal (14,000) Assam (4,100) Sikkim (2,600)
Uttarakhand (1,400) Madhya Pradesh (700) Maharashtra (400) Arunachal Pradesh (300)
Jammu and Kashmir (30) Andaman and Nicobar (20)
Total States on file:  14  (up to 20 largest shown)
Chhattisgarh (63,000) Jharkhand (35,000)
Bihar (34,000) Uttar Pradesh (25,000)
Odisha (15,000) West Bengal (14,000)
Assam (4,100) Sikkim (2,600)
Uttarakhand (1,400) Madhya Pradesh (700)
Maharashtra (400) Arunachal Pradesh (300)
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) Majhi (1,200)
Nepali (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 Majhi 1,200
Nepali 1,200 Garhwali 600
Kanauji 500 Awadhi 500
Kurux 400 Kumaoni 300
Kui 200 Marathi 100
Sadri 70 Gujarati 30
Santhali 20 Telugu 20
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
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 %

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