Mana in India

Joshua Project has identified the Mana only in India
Population
230,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

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

* 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
Population in India 230,000
World Population 230,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 5 to 6
Unengaged Yes (per Finishing the Task)
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Bhat Mana, Mane, Mani, Raj Mana, माना
People ID 13476
ROP3 Code 106208
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 3
Largest States
Maharashtra
(206,000)
Madhya Pradesh
(24,000)
Chhattisgarh
(60)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 3
  Maharashtra (206,000)
  Madhya Pradesh (24,000)
  Chhattisgarh (60)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Marathi (194,000 speakers)
Language Code mar   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
Gondi, Aheri
(23,000)
Hindi
(11,000)
Chhattisgarhi
(300)
Nimadi
(30)
People Groups Speaking Marathi
Primary Language Marathi (194,000 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
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
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 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
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
Unknown
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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