Munda in Bangladesh


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest Bangladesh census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Subgroups: 1

Subgroup Name Population
Nagbansi 4,500

Introduction / History

The Munda people have always been farmers. They live in Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, the United States, and especially eastern India.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Most are agricultural workers, but some do basket weaving or they sell wood and products from the forest. Unlike some tribal groups, their children get an education. They have community councils to judge in local matters. The Munda people favor cross-cousin marriages. 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. They do not eat beef. Rice is their main cereal.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Many of them are Hindus. The Munda worship their ancestors and nature spirits. The Munda have a lot of deities, with Sing Bonga being their main one.


What Are Their Needs?

The Munda people need to submit to Jesus Christ so they can experience the abundant life he offers them in John 10:10.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Munda in Bangladesh.

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. Pray for the Lord to provide for their physical and spiritual needs as a testimony of his power and love. Pray that the Munda people will have a spiritual hunger that will open their hearts to the King of kings. Pray for workers who are driven by the love and boldness of the Holy Spirit to go to them. Pray for a movement to Christ among them to begin this decade.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Munda
People Name in Country Munda
Population this Country 53,000
Population all Countries 4,352,000
Total Countries 5
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Colh; Haroko; Hor; Horohon; Horo-hon; Kaur; Manki; Mudus; Mundu; Mura; मुंडा
People ID 13867
ROP3 Code 106893
Country Bangladesh
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 29  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 6
Largest States
Sylhet
24,000
Rajshahi
19,000
Khulna
4,400
Rangpur
2,800
Dhaka
2,600
Chittagong
600
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Bangladesh
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 29  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 6
  Sylhet 24,000
  Rajshahi 19,000
  Khulna 4,400
  Rangpur 2,800
  Dhaka 2,600
  Chittagong 600
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Mundari (39,000 speakers)
Language Code unr   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
Bengali
8,700
Sylheti
7,300
Chittagonian
50
Primary Language Mundari (39,000 speakers)
Language Code unr   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
  Bengali 8,700
  Sylheti 7,300
  Chittagonian 50
People Groups Speaking Mundari

Primary Language:  Mundari

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1876-1965)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (2020-2021)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1910-2002)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Mundari
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
General Gospel resources links
General Gospel website in this language
Text / Printed Matter Jesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed Matter Topical Scripture booklets and Bible studies
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.08 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
4.57 %
Ethnic Religions
45.34 %
Hinduism
48.36 %
Islam
0.24 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
1.41 %
* From latest Bangladesh census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Ramesh Lalwani - Flickr  Creative Commons 
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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