Munda in Bangladesh


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Subgroups: 1

Subgroup Name Population
Nagbansi 2,800

Introduction / History

The Munda of India by tradition do cultivation and today many are agricultural workers. They are not vegetarians but they do not eat beef. Rice is their main cereal. They have community councils to judge in local matters. Many of them are Hindus. The Munda worship their ancestors and nature also.

In West Bengal the Munda are also called Manki. They do basket work and weaving. In addition to their own language, they speak Hindi and other languages. In Orissa, the Munda speak Mundari and Oriya. Those who are educated are in office work.

The Munda in Tripura are also called Mura. They have a low literacy level, so the gospel needs to be given in oral form there. They do family planning.

In Madhya Pradesh the Munda are also called Mudas. They speak Sadri. They favor cross-cousin marriages. Burials are for children and cremation is for older people. They collect wood and products from the forest to sell. Their children have an education, unlike some groups.

In Assam the most usual way for the Munda to marry is by agreement. Divorce can be difficult to get. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property and the oldest son becomes in charge of the home. The Munda there work as laborers in tea gardens. In the tea gardens most of the young are Christians. The Munda have a lot of deities, with Sing Bonga being their main one. Family planning is not favored there.


Prayer Points

* Pray that God will give the Munda dreams and visions leading them to Salvation.
* Pray that the Munda Christians will lead the others in their group to Jesus Christ.


References

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


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Munda
People Name in Country Munda
Population in Bangladesh 143,000
World Population 3,812,700
Total Countries 5
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 2
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Colh, Haroko, Hor, Horohon, Horo-hon, Kaur, Manki, Mudus, Mundu, Mura, मुंडा
People ID 13867
ROP3 Code 106893
Country Bangladesh
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 41  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 7
Largest States
Sylhet
99,000
Rajshahi
22,000
Rangpur
11,000
Khulna
6,000
Dhaka
3,400
Chittagong
900
Barisal
400
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Bangladesh
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 41  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 7
  Sylhet 99,000
  Rajshahi 22,000
  Rangpur 11,000
  Khulna 6,000
  Dhaka 3,400
  Chittagong 900
  Barisal 400
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Sadri, Oraon (77,000 speakers)
Language Code sdr   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
Mundari
22,000
Sylheti
16,000
Bengali
8,800
Odia
400
Bishnupuriya
400
Assamese
300
Chittagonian
100
Primary Language Sadri, Oraon (77,000 speakers)
Language Code sdr   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
  Mundari 22,000
  Sylheti 16,000
  Bengali 8,800
  Odia 400
  Bishnupuriya 400
  Assamese 300
  Chittagonian 100
People Groups Speaking Sadri, Oraon

Primary Language:  Sadri, Oraon

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes
Bible-New Testament Yes  (2003)
Bible-Complete No
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)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.16 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
10.62 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
65.57 %
Islam
0.66 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
22.99 %
Photo Source Gerald Roberts 
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 Bangladesh census data.  Current values may differ.


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