Mundari in India

Joshua Project has identified the Mundari only in India

Population

43,900

Christian

12%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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Introduction / History

The Munda of Bangladesh are part of the larger Munda group, most of whom live in India. Racially the Mundas are proto-Australoid. Within Bangladesh they tend to live in villages which are separate from but near Bengali villages in western Rajshahi division. There are also some Munda living on the tea estates of Sylhet division. The Munda living on the tea estates do manual labor in the tea gardens for a daily wage. Many of those living in Rajshahi division work as seasonal day laborers for Bengali land owners. The Munda in Bangladesh used to own and farm their own land, but in recent years many have lost a lot of their land and now are dependent on the meager daily wages they receive when there is work for day laborers. As a result, many Mundas live day-to-day, waiting to buy their food for the evening until they have received their pay for that day. Thus,
some major needs of the Munda are job skills training and also land rights intervention. The Munda who live in Rajshahi division are primarily Christian, and among the Christians, most are Catholic. A smaller portion of those living on the tea estates of Sylhet division are Christian. Many call themselves Hindu, though they may in actuality follow a traditional religion. Nominalism is prevalent among the Munda of Bangladesh, and an evangelical mission could work to meet not only their physical needs but also their spiritual needs.




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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 Mundari
People Name in Country Mundari
ROP3 Code 115282
Joshua Project People ID 19041
Indigenous Yes
Population in India 43,900
Least-Reached No
Alternate Names for People Group
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Mundari 18,960 Oriya 11,454 Ho 3,515 Kuvi 3,111
Munda 2,689 Hindi 2,630 Chhattisgarhi 560 Santhali 442
Bengali 419 Kurux 216 Kharia 192 Panjabi, Eastern 144
Telugu 50 Naga, Tase 30 Gadaba, Bodo 24 Halbi 23
Miju-Mishmi 22 Koya 20 Gadaba, Pottangi Ollar 18 Naga, Mao 8
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Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Oriya
People Name General Mundari
Ethnic Code CNN25l
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Largest Religion Hinduism
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
12%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
85.03%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.02%
Unknown
3.38%
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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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl
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