Mal, Hindu in India



Population

1,834,000

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


A Pilgrimage

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Introduction / History

The Mal of India are cultivators. Some of them are village watchmen. The word Mal means soldiers.

In Bihar, the Mal speak Hindi and read and write in Devanagari. They are not vegetarians. They eat rice as their main cereal and have vegetables also. They are endogamous, which means they prefer to marry within their ethnic community. Divorce and marrying again is allowed among them. Inheritance on the death of the father goes to the sons with the oldest son becoming in charge of the home. The women help the men with financial matters. Young boys herd cows. There are marriage rituals and a death pollution period. A community council controls social matters. Most of the Mal are laborers with no land of their own. They are Hindus and have their own community festivals.

In West Bengal, many of the Mal live in the Birbhum region but live in most parts of the state. They are a Scheduled Caste. They do not eat beef or pork. The Mal there are similar to the Mal living in Bihar but they speak, read and write in Bengali.

The Mal have a low literacy level which means the gospel needs to be given in oral form too.


Prayer Points

* Pray that God gives the Mal dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that the community leaders among them will come to Jesus Christ and lead the other Mal to salvation also.

References

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Mal, Hindu
People Name in Country Mal, Hindu
Population in India 1,834,000
World Population 1,859,000
Countries 3
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Malia, Malla
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Bengali
People Name General Mal, Hindu
Ethnic Code CNN25c
People ID 17424
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:  20  (up to 20 largest shown)
Bihar (1,396,000) West Bengal (333,000) Jharkhand (90,000) Odisha (7,900)
Uttar Pradesh (1,400) Andaman and Nicobar (1,400) Meghalaya (1,000) Chhattisgarh (800)
Delhi (800) Maharashtra (600) Nagaland (400) Madhya Pradesh (300)
Karnataka (100) Manipur (100) Mizoram (100) Uttarakhand (100)
Arunachal Pradesh (100) Tripura (90) Telangana (60) Rajasthan (30)
Total States on file:  20  (up to 20 largest shown)
Bihar (1,396,000) West Bengal (333,000)
Jharkhand (90,000) Odisha (7,900)
Uttar Pradesh (1,400) Andaman and Nicobar (1,400)
Meghalaya (1,000) Chhattisgarh (800)
Delhi (800) Maharashtra (600)
Nagaland (400) Madhya Pradesh (300)
Karnataka (100) Manipur (100)
Mizoram (100) Uttarakhand (100)
Arunachal Pradesh (100) Tripura (90)
Telangana (60) Rajasthan (30)
Languages & Dialects on file:  10  (up to 20 largest shown)
Hindi (885,000) Bhojpuri (437,000) Bengali (350,000) Maithili (107,000)
Magahi (40,000) Oriya (4,300) Angika (300) Andaman Creole Hindi (100)
Kannada (40) Assamese (20)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 885,000 Bhojpuri 437,000
Bengali 350,000 Maithili 107,000
Magahi 40,000 Oriya 4,300
Angika 300 Andaman Creole Hindi 100
Kannada 40 Assamese 20

For Main Lanugage: 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) 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
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %

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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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Video Source: Create International
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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