There is almost no public information available about this people group, and we know nothing about their historical background.
Most Mahara people live in India's states of Odisha or the various northeastern states, though a smaller number live in Bangladesh.
There is almost no information about the lifestyle of this people group. All we know is that they are less than one percent Christian according to census data.
The Mahara people are almost entirely Hindu. Hindus don't have a set of doctrinal beliefs in the same way that Christians, Jews or Muslims do. They worship whatever spirit being they believe will provide for their needs.
Like other peoples of the world, the Maharas need the opportunity to put their faith in the Risen Savior, Jesus Christ. He is the only one who can provide them with the blessings of hope and joy and spiritual guidance.
* Scripture Prayers for the Mahara in Bangladesh.
* Pray for gospel workers to catch a vision for reaching the Mahara people for Jesus and that in God's sovereign timing the hearts of the Mahara people would be open and ready to follow Him.
* Pray for Jesus movements to bless extended families so the gospel will spread rapidly among this people group.
* Pray for the spiritual lives of the Mahara people to become fruitful as they follow Christ.
* Pray for the lives and culture of the Mahara people to evidence the rule and reign of the Kingdom of God as they open to the gospel, and for the beauty of Jesus to be seen in them.
|Profile Source: Keith Carey|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||48 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Sylheti (6,500 speakers)|
|Language Code||syl Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Sylheti
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (2014)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Film / Video||God's Story Video|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Sylheti|
|Film / Video||My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: Sylheti|