The Maghaiya Kumbar live in Orissa, Bihar and West Bengal. They speak, read and write in Oriya and Bengali. They are non-vegetarians who eat rice as a cereal.
The Maghaiya Kumbar have clans who look after marriages. They have birth and marriage rituals. Widowers and the divorced can marry again. The dead are cremated. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property with the oldest son becoming in charge of the home.
The Maghaiya Kumbar work in agriculture and in selling pottery. Most of them are landless. They are Hindus and follow a local religion. They have a traditional council to look after them. They are not well educated so the gospel will need to be given in oral form too.
* Scripture Prayers for the Maghaiya in India.
* Pray that the traditional councils will come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him.
* Pray that gospel recordings will lead them to salvation.
Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
|People Name General||Maghaiya|
|People Name in Country||Maghaiya|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Alternate Names||Kumbar; Kumbhakar; Kumor; Magh; Maghaiya-Dom; Maghi; Magiya; Magura; Meghia; माघहैया|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||10 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||5|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Hindi (600 speakers)|
|Language Code||hin Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Hindi
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1811-1998)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|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 (EngSub)|
|Film / Video||Coconuts|
|Film / Video||Creation to Christ|
|Film / Video||Father's Love Letter|
|Film / Video||Following Jesus (India, JF Project)|
|Film / Video||God's Story Video|
|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||The Hope Video|
|General||Four Spiritual Laws|
|General||God's Simple Plan|
|General||Got Questions Ministry|