Miana in India

Joshua Project has identified the Miana only in India

Population

68,000

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction

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
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
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
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1809-1965)
New Testament Yes   (1820-1985)
Complete Bible Yes   (1823-2005)
Category Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
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 Gujarati
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Printed Matter Fathers Love Letter
Scripture Bible-in-Your-Language
Scripture Bibles, Bible League
Scripture World Missionary Press Booklets

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source: Isudas   Copyrighted ©   Used with permission
Map Source: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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