Mahratta in India






Largest Religion

Main Language


The Maratha

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Introduction / History

They are proud Kshatriya people from Maharastra mainly speaking Marathi. They are considered to be one among the marital races of India like the Rajputs and Sikhs. They usually worship Shiva as their family gods, and consider Shivaji as their leader, and fiercely defend their culture, language and history.

Where are they Located?

They are located across Marathwaada, some are also found along borders with Karnataka.

What are Their Lives Like?

They mostly belong to the upper echelons of a rural society. Mainly 'kunbi(farmer)' by class, almost all rural Maratha families own land and cultivate crops. The lands are usually big enough to support both cash crops and food crops.

What are Their Beliefs?

They are liberal compared to other Indian groups. Arranged marriage is not strictly enforced, and a boy can marry a girl of his choice as long as she is a Brahmin or a Maratha. Marathas, like all other Hindus worship many deities, and usually rever their land and Earth as their mother. Marathas are a little tolerant towards other cultures. But as they consider themselves as upper caste, they usually look down upon people they consider as not their equal.

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Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2007-09-20
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-04-18
People Name General Mahratta
People Name in Country Mahratta
Population in India 27,748,000
World Population 27,753,000
Countries 3
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Aray Mahratta, Are Kshatriya, Are Mahratta, Arya Mahratta, Bargi, Maharathi, Mahratta Kshatriya, Maratha, Rao
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Marathi-Konkani
People Name General Mahratta
Ethnic Code CNN25j
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
Marathi (23,175,000) Konkani (1,782,000) Hindi (906,000) Khandesi (497,000)
Kannada (479,000) Konkani, Goan (250,000) Ahirani (208,000) Gujarati (192,000)
Tamil (89,000) Telugu (61,000) Tulu (58,000) Nimadi (24,000)
Chhattisgarhi (20,000) English (5,600) Dhanki (5,000) Kachchi (5,000)
Malvi (4,700) Sindhi (1,700) Malayalam (1,600) Bundeli (1,200)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Marathi 23,175,000 Konkani 1,782,000
Hindi 906,000 Khandesi 497,000
Kannada 479,000 Konkani, Goan 250,000
Ahirani 208,000 Gujarati 192,000
Tamil 89,000 Telugu 61,000
Tulu 58,000 Nimadi 24,000
Chhattisgarhi 20,000 English 5,600
Dhanki 5,000 Kachchi 5,000
Malvi 4,700 Sindhi 1,700
Malayalam 1,600 Bundeli 1,200
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1807-1957)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1982)
Complete Bible Yes   (1821-2002)
Category Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
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
Printed Matter Fathers Love Letter
Scripture Bible-in-Your-Language
Scripture Bibles, Bible League
Scripture EasyBibles
Scripture World Missionary Press Booklets
Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2007-09-20
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-04-18

Major Religion Percent
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Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
99.80 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.20 %
0.00 %
Photo Source: Santosh Wadghule   Creative Commons  
Map Source: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Video Source: Asia Harvest
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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