Munda in United States


Population
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Largest Religion
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Introduction / History

The Munda probably came to India from Southeast Asia hundreds of years ago. Most Munda live across northeast and central India. Most Indian Hindus see the Munda as outside the caste system. The Munda are one of the largest tribal people groups of India. They are one of the Scheduled castes, which means the Munda are guaranteed places in education and government jobs. During the colonial period much of their land was taken away and they became agricultural workers tied to the land.

The Munda live primarily in the northeast Indian states of Assam, Jharkand, Odisha and West Bengal. Others live in Bhutan and Nepal. A few live in the United States.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Munda people have a rural background. They are in the process of adjusting to life in the United States.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The majority of the Munda consider themselves Hindus. However, orthodox Hindus see the Munda as practicing a religion called Sarnaism, the religion of the holy woods or Sal trees. Followers of Sarnaism worship the Creator God, Dharmesh or Singbonga, and the Mother Earth Goddess, Chalapachho Devi. Those who practice Sarnaism worship in village temples or in sacred groves of Sal trees. Each village has one or more priests who lead in worship. A small percent of Munda call themselves Christians.


Prayer Points

Pray the Munda Christians would receive Bible and leadership training and be willing to share the gospel with their brothers and sisters.

Pray that Bible believing churches would be established among the Munda both in India and the United States.

Pray for a spiritual hunger that will lead them to abandon all for the sake of the cross.

Pray Munda disciples will take Christ to other Hindus in the United States.


Scripture Prayers for the Munda in United States.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Munda_people

https://www.britannica.com/topic/Munda-people


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Munda
People Name in Country Munda
Alternate Names Colh; Haroko; Hor; Horohon; Horo-hon; Kaur; Manki; Mudus; Mundu; Mura; मुंडा
Population this Country 500
Population all Countries 4,423,000
Total Countries 5
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 2
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 13867
ROP3 Code 106893
ROP25 Code 305692
ROP25 Name Munda
Country United States
Region America, North and Caribbean
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country United States
Region America, North and Caribbean
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.50 %)
15.00 %
Ethnic Religions
50.00 %
Hinduism
35.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Munda (500 speakers)
Language Code unx   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Munda (500 speakers)
Language Code unx   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Munda

Primary Language:  Munda

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (2017)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (2020-2023)
Bible-Complete No
FCBH NT (www.bible.is) Online
YouVersion NT (www.bible.com) Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Munda Jesus Film Project
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
General YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Android Bible app: Munda YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App iOS Bible app: Munda YouVersion Bibles
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. Learn more.



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