Amat in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Subgroups: 2

Subgroup Name Population
Gheebhaha 18,000
Sagaha 17,000

Introduction / History

The Amant people are also known as the Amanats. They are farmers, though some are artists, day laborers or carpenters. They speak Oriya, which is the language of Orissa, their home state. Like many Hindu communities, the Amant people place themselves higher in the caste system than others would. They consider themselves to be Sudras, a group that is the fourth and lowest of caste clusters. Others would consider them to be dalits, the group that is outside the caste system.

Like many Hindu groups, the Amants' lives are crippled by astrology, which they thinks determines their destiny. Astrologers help them determine auspicious dates for important events like weddings. They worship the false gods Thakurani and Mahadev.

Pray that they will soon realize that these are demons that want to destroy their lives. Pray that they will turn to Christ, who came to give them life, and life to the full.


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-10-11
People Name General Amat
People Name in Country Amat
Population in India 254,000
World Population 256,900
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 5
Alternate Names Amanat, Amant, Amath, Amaut, Marar, Panara, Patel, आमत
People ID 16206
ROP3 Code 111315
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 6
Largest States
Bihar
231,000
Odisha
20,000
West Bengal
2,200
Chhattisgarh
700
Jharkhand
200
Haryana
10
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 6
  Bihar 231,000
  Odisha 20,000
  West Bengal 2,200
  Chhattisgarh 700
  Jharkhand 200
  Haryana 10
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (162,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
Maithili
63,000
Odia
18,000
Bhojpuri
2,800
Bengali
2,500
Santhali: Karmali
900
Magahi
700
Halbi
700
Ho
200
Kurux
200
Mundari: Bhumij
100
Other People Groups Speaking Hindi
Primary Language Hindi (162,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
  Maithili 63,000
  Odia 18,000
  Bhojpuri 2,800
  Bengali 2,500
  Santhali: Karmali 900
  Magahi 700
  Halbi 700
  Ho 200
  Kurux 200
  Mundari: Bhumij 100
People Groups Speaking Hindi

Primary Language:  Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1806-1962)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1818-2000)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
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)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video A Pilgrimage (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Aasha - Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Coconuts (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Creation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Father's Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Haqeeqat Episode 6 (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video Ten Virgins (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Final Prodigal (Indigitube.tv)
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
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.


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