Mana in India

The Mana have only been reported in India
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Main Language
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Introduction / History

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.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Mana in India.

* Pray that God will give the Mana dreams and visions leading them to salvation.
* Pray that gospel materials will lead them to Jesus Christ.


References

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


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Mana
People Name in Country Mana
World Population 246,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 5
Alternate Names Bhat Mana; Mane; Mani; Raj Mana; माना
People ID 13476
ROP3 Code 106208
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 3
Largest States
Maharashtra
222,000
Madhya Pradesh
24,000
Chhattisgarh
60
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 3
  Maharashtra 222,000
  Madhya Pradesh 24,000
  Chhattisgarh 60
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Marathi (208,000 speakers)
Language Code mar   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
Gondi, Aheri
23,000
Hindi
11,000
Chhattisgarhi
300
Nimadi
30
Primary Language Marathi (208,000 speakers)
Language Code mar   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
  Gondi, Aheri 23,000
  Hindi 11,000
  Chhattisgarhi 300
  Nimadi 30
People Groups Speaking Marathi

Primary Language:  Marathi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1807-1957)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1982)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1821-2002)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
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 Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: मराठी - Marathi
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
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 %
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.