Munda in Bhutan


Population
2,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Munda people who now live in India and Bhutan originated in Southeast Asia, as far away as Indonesia.


Where Are they Located?

Today the Munda people are most likely to be found in central India, or even more so, in the states of Odisha, Bihar, and West Bengal. They also live in Bangladesh, and a few are in the mountains of Bhutan. Even fewer have found their way to the United States.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Munda of India by tradition do cultivation and today many are agricultural workers. You cannot generalize about what they do for a living. Some are basket weavers, while others are office workers. They are not vegetarians but they do not eat beef. They have community councils to judge in local matters.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Most of them are Hindus in Bhutan. The Munda worship their ancestors and things of nature like rivers and trees. They have a lot of deities, with Sing Bonga being their main one.


What Are Their Needs?

Munda people need a spiritual hunger that will lead them to seeking and finding Christ.


Prayer Points

* Pray for a spiritual hunger that will lead the Munda people in Bhutan far beyond where they have been in the past.
* Pray that God will give the Munda people in Bhutan dreams and visions leading them to salvation.
* Pray that Munda believers will lead the others in their group to Jesus Christ.
* Pray for a disciple making movement for Munda communities.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/13867/IN
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/13867/US
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Munda_people


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Munda
People Name in Country Munda
Population in Bhutan 2,000
World Population 3,805,600
Total Countries 5
Indigenous No
Unreached No
Progress Scale 2
Alternate Names Colh, Haroko, Hor, Horohon, Horo-hon, Kaur, Manki, Mudus, Mundu, Mura, मुंडा
People ID 13867
ROP3 Code 106893
Country Bhutan
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 33  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 3
Largest States
Western
1,300
Eastern
600
Southern
100
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Bhutan
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 33  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 3
  Western 1,300
  Eastern 600
  Southern 100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Mundari
Language Code unr   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
Assamese Bengali Hindi
Sadri
Other People Groups Speaking Mundari
Primary Language Mundari
Language Code unr   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
  Assamese
  Bengali
  Hindi
  Sadri
People Groups Speaking Mundari

Primary Language:  Mundari

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1876-1965)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1895-2001)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1910-2002)
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon National Bible Societies
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Gospel Go World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Mundari
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
5.11 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
86.93 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
7.95 %
Photo Source Gerald Roberts 
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest Bhutan census data.  Current values may differ.




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