Momna in India



Population

155,000

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction

An alternative name for the Momna is Momin, which in Arabic means a true follower of the faith. The Muslim Momna were Hindus before conversion to Islam. Some are now Sunni Muslim and others are Shia, which has created a rift within the community. To make the rift even worse, there is also a Wahabi group of Momna. These three religious subdivisions generally live in three different locations. People do not often marry across these subdivision lines. The three religious subdivisions are in turn made up of several clans. Most Momna are farmers. They have their own caste association which governs the community.


Ministry Obstacles

Hindu extremist groups in Gujarat (where most Momna people live) have pursued a campaign of "intimidation, slander and harassment of Muslims and Christians in Dalit and tribal groups". An anti-conversion law was passed in 2003.


Outreach Ideas

Please pray young people in this people group will be lead to Christian content on the internet, and that they will be interested in it, and will be given understanding.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There has been no indication of any Christians among the Momna people, in either India or Pakistan. If there are secret believers they need our prayer support.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Please pray for peaceful relations between the Sunni, Shia, and Wahabi sects wtihin this people group.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Momna
People Name in Country Momna
Population in India 155,000
World Population 156,000
Countries 2
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged or Unknown Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Gujarati
People Name General Momna
Ethnic Code CNN25e
People ID 17646
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 28  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  13  (up to 20 largest shown)
Gujarat (146,000) Maharashtra (9,000) Tamil Nadu (800) Madhya Pradesh (700)
Daman and Diu (500) Delhi (200) Telangana (100) West Bengal (100)
Karnataka (70) Dadra and Nagar Have (70) Rajasthan (70) Jharkhand (40)
Chhattisgarh (30)
Total States on file:  13  (up to 20 largest shown)
Gujarat (146,000) Maharashtra (9,000)
Tamil Nadu (800) Madhya Pradesh (700)
Daman and Diu (500) Delhi (200)
Telangana (100) West Bengal (100)
Karnataka (70) Dadra and Nagar Have (70)
Rajasthan (70) Jharkhand (40)
Chhattisgarh (30)
Languages & Dialects on file:  3  (up to 20 largest shown)
Gujarati (153,000) Urdu (4,400) Kachchi (300)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Gujarati 153,000 Urdu 4,400
Kachchi 300
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1809-1965)
New Testament Yes   (1820-1985)
Complete Bible Yes   (1823-2005)
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
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
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter Fathers Love Letter
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed Matter 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: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
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