Miana in India

Joshua Project has identified the Miana only in India







Largest Religion

Main Language


Profile Source: Joshua Project


The Miana mostly subsist on agriculture and fishing while the landless depend on wage-labor. Some are marginal farmers. They have their own traditional council and the headman or mukhi presides over it. Traditionally, they accept both cooked and uncooked food from all Muslims but not from the scheduled castes, Bhangi and Chamar. They maintain cordial relations with the Bania, Lohana and other Hindu communities living in the region. Only sons inherit property among them.

Ministry Obstacles

The people of the Miana community may not fully understand who Jesus is, and possibly may not have known disciples of Christ who follow him with a whole heart. Pray for understanding. Pray for committed disciples of Christ to visit the Miana community.

Outreach Ideas

Christians can bring the good news of Jesus to the Miana community by using stories from Scripture, and also use Gospel recordings and films. Much prayer is needed to prepare hearts.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

There may be no followers of Jesus among the Miana community today, but pray for the many that will soon come to Christ. Pray that Christ may dwell in their hearts through faith. Pray they will find each other, and fellowship faithfully together.

Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for the Miana community to be able to provide adequately for their families, and for employment opportunities. Pray they will have schools available for their children, and will make schooling a priority.

Profile Source: Joshua Project

People Name General Miana
People Name in Country Miana
Population in India 68,000
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged or Unknown Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Mia, Mian, Miyana
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Sindhi
People Name General Miana
Ethnic Code CNN25p
Country India
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Gujarati (52,000) Kachchi (9,300) Urdu (6,800) Marwari (400)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Gujarati 52,000 Kachchi 9,300
Urdu 6,800 Marwari 400
Largest Religion Islam
0.00%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
Other / Small
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