Zamral, Hindu in India

Joshua Project has identified the Zamral, Hindu only in India

Population

7,840

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Anonymous


Introduction / History

The Zamral are a relatively small people group who make their home primarily in Madhya Pradesh. Their primary occupation is labor and migratory jobs. Other than that, they are engaged into making baskets and, to a lesser degree, roofs from bamboo. The baskets are sold in the markets.


Where are they Located?

They are found primarily in the Barwani and West Nimar districts of Madhya Pradesh.


What are Their Lives Like?

They consider themselves Shudra (or Sudra). Shudra is the lowest Varna, or division in the Hindu caste system. They are typically farmers, craftsmen, and laborers. The four Varnas are Brahmin, Kshatriya, Vaishya, and Shudra. They are not, however, part of the lowest caste, the "untouchables".

They marry only within their group, between clans such as Basare, Chouhan and Nakalia. The role of women is very important in the production of baskets as well as in other parts of society.

They eat jowar and wheat as their primary cereals and do not avoid eating meat. They speak the Nimari or Nimadi language at home and Hindi for communication outside of the group.


What are Their Beliefs?

They are Hindus who worship Shankar, Parvati and Hanuman.


What are Their Needs?

There is a need for literacy training among them as the vast majority can not read. They make use of development programs having to do with education, electricity, medical, family welfare, communication and even grants from the government which benefit their basket-making industry.




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Country India
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country
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People Name General Zamral, Hindu
People Name in Country Zamral, Hindu
ROP3 Code 113909
Joshua Project People ID 18355
Indigenous Yes
Population in India 7,840
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 4,005 Nimadi 3,906 Chhattisgarhi 33
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Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Rajasthan
People Name General Zamral, Hindu
Ethnic Code CNN25o
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Largest Religion Hinduism
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.00%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
100.00%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
0.00%
Protestant
0.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
0.00%
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