Murao, Hindu in India






Largest Religion

Main Language



In Murao marriage ceremonies, worship is performed by the priest at the gate of the house. This is followed by circling of the sacred fire seven times by the bride and the bridegroom. In their funeral ceremonies, before cremation, the head of the corpse is pierced with a bamboo. The Murao are mainly agriculturists. Some are employed in government and private jobs while others work as unskilled laborers.

Ministry Obstacles

Workers are needed to carry the good news of Jesus to the Murao community.

Outreach Ideas

Christian workers can use Gospel films and recordings, and they also need to care for the physical and material needs of the Murao community. Friendships need to be developed.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

There may be no followers of Jesus among this large community. However, please pray for those the Lord will soon call to himself. Pray that Christ may dwell in their hearts through faith.

Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray the Murao community will have messengers of the good news of Christ sent to them. Pray for the Lord to open hearts to see and receive the living Christ.

Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Murao, Hindu
People Name in Country Murao, Hindu
Population in India 2,399,000
World Population 2,402,000
Countries 2
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Bandot, Haro, Karkata, Luidu, Murai, Murari, Muro, Muruva, Shitheo, Tigga, Tirki, Urao
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Name General Murao, Hindu
Ethnic Code CNN25g
People ID 17708
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:  6  (up to 20 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh (2,386,000) Uttarakhand (38,000) Madhya Pradesh (24,000) Odisha (1,100)
Maharashtra (300) West Bengal (60)
Total States on file:  6  (up to 20 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh (2,386,000) Uttarakhand (38,000)
Madhya Pradesh (24,000) Odisha (1,100)
Maharashtra (300) West Bengal (60)
Languages & Dialects on file:  14  (up to 20 largest shown)
Hindi (1,798,000) Awadhi (405,000) Bhojpuri (136,000) Kanauji (49,000)
Kumaoni (17,000) Bagheli (13,000) Garhwali (8,700) Bundeli (6,800)
Panjabi, Eastern (800) Oriya (600) Braj Bhasha (600) Marathi (200)
Marwari (200) Chhattisgarhi (80)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 1,798,000 Awadhi 405,000
Bhojpuri 136,000 Kanauji 49,000
Kumaoni 17,000 Bagheli 13,000
Garhwali 8,700 Bundeli 6,800
Panjabi, Eastern 800 Oriya 600
Braj Bhasha 600 Marathi 200
Marwari 200 Chhattisgarhi 80
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1818-2000)
Audio Bible Online
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Audio Recordings Hindi Bible stories
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Fathers Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
General Bible Visuals
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
General Ravi Zacharias
General Yeshu Samaj
Printed Matter Christ for the Nations
Scripture Bibles, Bible League

Major Religion Percent
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Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
100.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %
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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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