Munnur in India


Joshua Project has identified the Munnur only in India

Population

824,000

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction / History

The Munnur of India derive their name from the Telugu language and it means three hundred. They speak Telugu and are Hindus by religion.

The Munnur are endogamous. Men cannot marry their first cousin except the daughter of the brother of the mother. Their girls marry as infants. Polygamy is allowed but usually only used in cases like if the woman cannot have children.

Munnur marriages are done by those who are exogamous, linked by family names. Men can marry two sisters as long as the older one is married first. A Brahman looks at horoscopes to judge whether the marriage takes place. The family of the bride get to know the bridegroom and if it goes well a bride price is paid. Pinnamma, the Hindu goddess of fortune, is worshipped in advance of the wedding. There are many other marriage rituals performed.


Prayer Points

* Pray that God will give the Munnur dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that gospel materials will lead them to Salvation too.

References

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-08-26
People Name General Munnur
People Name in Country Munnur
Population in India 824,000
World Population 824,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Bantu, Kamma, Koli, Muni, Mutraj, Naik, Telaga, Telgaund, Telinga, Tengaud
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Telugu
People Name General Munnur
Ethnic Code CNN23d
People ID 19281
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 21  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  21  (up to 20 largest shown)
Andhra Pradesh (406,000) Telangana (304,000) Tamil Nadu (52,000) Karnataka (23,000)
Odisha (16,000) Maharashtra (15,000) West Bengal (2,300) Jharkhand (2,200)
Assam (1,000) Pondicherry (700) Kerala (600) Andaman and Nicobar (600)
Delhi (500) Chhattisgarh (400) Uttar Pradesh (200) Rajasthan (70)
Madhya Pradesh (60) Jammu and Kashmir (60) Bihar (30) Nagaland (30)
Total States on file:  21  (up to 20 largest shown)
Andhra Pradesh (406,000) Telangana (304,000)
Tamil Nadu (52,000) Karnataka (23,000)
Odisha (16,000) Maharashtra (15,000)
West Bengal (2,300) Jharkhand (2,200)
Assam (1,000) Pondicherry (700)
Kerala (600) Andaman and Nicobar (600)
Delhi (500) Chhattisgarh (400)
Uttar Pradesh (200) Rajasthan (70)
Madhya Pradesh (60) Jammu and Kashmir (60)
Bihar (30) Nagaland (30)
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Telugu (824,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Telugu 824,000

For Main Lanugage: Telugu


Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1812-1966)
New Testament Yes   (1818-1989)
Complete Bible Yes   (1854-2002)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible Visuals General
Bible-in-Your-Language Text / Printed Matter
Bibles, Bible League Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
Fathers Love Letter Audio Recordings
Following Jesus (India) Film / Video
Four Spiritual Laws General
God's Story Video Film / Video
Gods Simple Plan General
Got Questions Ministry General
International Bible Society Text / Printed Matter
Jesus Film: view in Telugu Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime) Film / Video
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Online Scripture (Talking Bibles) Audio Recordings
Oral Bible stories in Telugu Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
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 Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Photo Source: JSE Ministries India  
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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