Amat in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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* Data can be from various sources including official census, agencies, and local research. Data from these sources can sometimes differ even by orders of magnitude. Joshua Project attempts to present a conservative, balanced estimate.

Subgroups: 2

Subgroup Name Population
Gheebhaha 28,000
Sagaha 28,000

Introduction / History

The Amant people are also known as the Amanats. They speak Oriya, which is the language of Odisha, 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 outside the caste system.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They are farmers, though some are artists, day laborers or carpenters.


What Are Their Beliefs?

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


What Are Their Needs?

The Amat people need to put all their faith and trust in Jesus Christ so they can enjoy the abundant life he offers his children.


Prayer Points

Pray that entire Amat families will soon turn to Christ, who came to give them life, and life to the full.
Pray for a chain reaction of families reaching families that results in thousands of new believers who share their faith with others.
Pray for grace and truth expanding into their entire society as all believers learn to love others.


Scripture Prayers for the Amat in India.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Amat
People Name in Country Amat
Pronunciation ah-MAHT
Alternate Names Amanat; Amant; Amath; Amaut; Marar; Panara; Patel; आमत
Population this Country 324,000
Population all Countries 328,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 5  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 6
People ID 16206
ROP3 Code 111315
ROP25 Code 300248
ROP25 Name Amant / Amat
Country India
Region Asia, South
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
273,000
Odisha
44,000
West Bengal
2,700
Chhattisgarh
1,000
Jharkhand
300
Haryana
10
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
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 273,000
  Odisha 44,000
  West Bengal 2,700
  Chhattisgarh 1,000
  Jharkhand 300
  Haryana 10
Website South Asia Peoples
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 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Hindi (143,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 12
Secondary Languages
Maithili
82,000
Odia
36,000
Bhojpuri
3,200
Bengali
2,800
Angika
1,400
Santhali
900
Magahi
700
Halbi
700
Ho
200
Kurux
200
Mundari
100
Primary Language Hindi (143,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 12
Secondary Languages
  Maithili 82,000
  Odia 36,000
  Bhojpuri 3,200
  Bengali 2,800
  Angika 1,400
  Santhali 900
  Magahi 700
  Halbi 700
  Ho 200
  Kurux 200
  Mundari 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  (1818-2022)
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Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
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