Matang in India


Joshua Project has identified the Matang only in India

Population

2,480,000

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction / History

The Matangi of India live in Andhra Pradesh. They speak, read and write in Telugu. Sometimes Kannada is spoken. They like having tattoos and enjoy music. The Matangi are not vegetarians and like cereals such as rice and ragi.

The Matangi have several clans. They like cross-cousin marriages. Polygamy is allowed, as is divorce if approved of by the elders. Bereaved people can marry again. Property is inherited by the sons. There is a birth pollution period and rituals for marriage. They bury the dead.

The Matangi do railway work, pull rickshaws and do building work for example. They do folk dramas. Women help with these dramas and do agricultural and laboring work.

The Matangi have community elders that judge in disagreements and crimes. The Matangi are Hindus and worship Shakthi. Festivals are celebrated. They do not have a high literacy level and the gospel should be given in oral form too. Modern and traditional medicines are used by them.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the elders come to Jesus Christ and lead the others of the Matangi to Salvation also.
* Pray that God gives the Matangi dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.

References

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


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Matang
People Name in Country Matang
Population in India 2,480,000
World Population 2,480,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Madiga, Mang, Mang Garodi, Mang Garudi, Mangela, Matgar, Minimadig
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Marathi-Konkani
People Name General Matang
Ethnic Code CNN25j
People ID 17463
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:  24  (up to 20 largest shown)
Maharashtra (2,483,000) Karnataka (35,000) Madhya Pradesh (33,000) Telangana (11,000)
Gujarat (5,800) Chhattisgarh (2,700) Rajasthan (1,600) Tamil Nadu (1,500)
Goa (900) Odisha (900) Delhi (800) Kerala (400)
Uttar Pradesh (300) West Bengal (200) Dadra and Nagar Have (100) Assam (100)
Jharkhand (100) Punjab (50) Haryana (40) Daman and Diu (40)
Total States on file:  24  (up to 20 largest shown)
Maharashtra (2,483,000) Karnataka (35,000)
Madhya Pradesh (33,000) Telangana (11,000)
Gujarat (5,800) Chhattisgarh (2,700)
Rajasthan (1,600) Tamil Nadu (1,500)
Goa (900) Odisha (900)
Delhi (800) Kerala (400)
Uttar Pradesh (300) West Bengal (200)
Dadra and Nagar Have (100) Assam (100)
Jharkhand (100) Punjab (50)
Haryana (40) Daman and Diu (40)
Languages & Dialects on file:  13  (up to 20 largest shown)
Marathi (2,430,000) Hindi (89,000) Konkani (21,000) Ahirani (12,000)
Khandesi (7,000) Kannada (4,100) Gujarati (2,000) English (1,900)
Nimadi (900) Chhattisgarhi (500) Oriya (500) Konkani, Goan (200)
Dhanki (200)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Marathi 2,430,000 Hindi 89,000
Konkani 21,000 Ahirani 12,000
Khandesi 7,000 Kannada 4,100
Gujarati 2,000 English 1,900
Nimadi 900 Chhattisgarhi 500
Oriya 500 Konkani, Goan 200
Dhanki 200

For Main Lanugage: Marathi


Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1807-1957)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1982)
Complete Bible Yes   (1821-2002)
Audio Bible Online
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Marathi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Bible Visuals
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter Fathers Love Letter
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.14 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.86 %
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 %
Photo Source: India Missions Association   Copyrighted ©   Used with permission
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

Copyright © 2015 Joshua Project.  A ministry of Frontier Ventures.