Mallah, Hindu in India

Population

2,966,000

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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Introduction / History

The Mallah of Uttar Pradesh usually go by the name of Nishad, which refers to a character from the Hindu myth the Ramayana. Nishad was a boatman in Prayag (Allahabad UP) who ferried Ram, Sita and Laskman across the river. From this tale, the Nishad take pride and consider their occupation as boatmen along the holy Ganga river carrying Hindu devotees as a high calling or holy occupation. They take pride in their heritage, even though they are considered a backward caste.


Where are they Located?

They live along the major waterways of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal.


What are Their Lives Like?

They are poor and mostly illiterate. They are involved in boating and some fishing and sometimes in farming. They are strict about marrying within their own caste. The women are not often seen in public, although at times in Hindu pilgrimage areas such as Allahabad or Benares, you will see children and women of this caste selling flowers and incense for river worship purposes.


What are Their Beliefs?

They are Hindu.


What are Their Needs?

They have lacks in literacy, education, health and family planning and economic advancement.


Prayer Points

* They are constantly exposed to the rituals of Hinduism due to being located in the 'sacred' regions visited heavily by Hindu devotees and pilgrims. Pray for their minds to be prepared to hear Truth!
* Pray for a breakthrough of the Gospel in their history.
* Pray for new, inventive, powerful outreaches to these people.
* Pray for Gospel presentations through song and drama.



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Country India
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country
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People Name General Mallah, Hindu
People Name in Country Mallah, Hindu
ROP3 Code 112835
Joshua Project People ID 17432
Indigenous Yes
Population in India 2,966,000
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Gonrhi, Machhua, Machua, Mallar, Mandal, Muriari, Muriyari, Sureha,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 2,016,406 Bhojpuri 832,290 Maithili 151,370 Bengali 74,935
Angika 50,585 Awadhi 33,230 Kanauji 30,260 Magahi 20,490
Bagheli 13,710 Bundeli 6,760 Chhattisgarhi 4,950 Garhwali 1,370
Kumaoni 1,000 Bai, Southern 760 Malvi 560 Braj Bhasha 480
Panjabi, Eastern 348 Kurux 170 Haryanvi 120 Nepali 1
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Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Name General Mallah, Hindu
Ethnic Code CNN25c
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Largest Religion Hinduism
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.00%    ( Evangelical  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
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
0.00%
Protestant
0.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
0.00%
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