The Mana of India are also called Mane. The word Mana means honor. They speak Marathi and live in Maharashtra. The Mana are not vegetarians but do not eat beef. Wheat and rice are eaten by them as cereals.
The Mana have several clans and marrying among the different clans is not allowed. Marriage is by discussion or by service. A dowry is favored. They bury or cremate the dead.
The Mana are landowners who work mainly in agriculture. Hinduism is their religion. They are serpent worshippers too. Records of their clan genealogy are kept. They believe in education and modern medicines.
* Pray that God will give the Mana dreams and visions leading them to salvation.
* Pray that gospel materials will lead them to Jesus Christ.
Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
|Persecution Rank||15 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||3|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Marathi (194,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||mar Ethnologue Listing|
|Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
|People Groups||Speaking Marathi|
Primary Language: Marathi
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1811-1982)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum of Bible Agencies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)|
|Audio Recordings||Online Scripture / Bible|
|Audio Recordings||Oral Bible stories in Marathi|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||Following Jesus (India, JF Project)|
|Film / Video||God's Story Video|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Marathi|
|Film / Video||Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)|
|Film / Video||Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)|
|General||Gods Simple Plan|
|General||Got Questions Ministry|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible-in-Your-Language|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bibles, Bible League|
|Text / Printed Matter||EasyBibles|
|Text / Printed Matter||Fathers Love Letter|
|Text / Printed Matter||World Missionary Press Booklets|