Majhwar in India


Population
204,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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Introduction / History

The Majhwar are an important tribe in Madhya Pradesh in India. They also live in some regions of Chhattisgarh. They are also called Manjhi which means headman of a tribal sub division. It comes from the word Madhya which means in the center. It is thought that the Majhwar had their origins from the tribes of the Gond, Mundas and Kawars.

The Majhwar of Sarguja seem to be Santhal and Munda. The Bhainsa clan regard the buffalo as holy. The Baghani Majhwars have been named after the tiger. They believe that clan members will not be attacked by tigers provided they do not cause an offence.

Marriage to a partner within the same clan is not allowed. The Majhwar observe birth and death rituals.

Festivals are important in Majhwar culture. They celebrate the Karma festival with much enjoyment. The Majhwar tribes are farmers and livestock production is their next main type of work.

The Majhwar are a low status caste. They are endogamous and practice clan exogamy. This means that they normally marry within the group, but with partners from clans other than their own. Some work as laborers. They are Hindus and have their own tribal gods such as Burha-Deo. They have customs that are similar to other local groups like the Bind and the Chero.

They are also in Uttar Pradesh and in North India.


References

www.indianetzone.com/9/majhwar_tribe.htm
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/majhwar


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Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-08-05
People Name General Majhwar
People Name in Country Majhwar
Population in India 204,000
World Population 220,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 5 to 6
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Hangie, Maji, Manjhi, मझवार
People ID 17417
ROP3 Code 112818
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 14
Largest States
Chhattisgarh
(65,000)
Jharkhand
(36,000)
Bihar
(32,000)
Uttar Pradesh
(27,000)
Odisha
(16,000)
West Bengal
(14,000)
Assam
(5,000)
Madhya Pradesh
(3,900)
Sikkim
(3,300)
Uttarakhand
(1,400)
Maharashtra
(400)
Arunachal Pradesh
(200)
Jammu and Kashmir
(30)
Andaman and Nicobar
(20)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 14
  Chhattisgarh (65,000)
  Jharkhand (36,000)
  Bihar (32,000)
  Uttar Pradesh (27,000)
  Odisha (16,000)
  West Bengal (14,000)
  Assam (5,000)
  Madhya Pradesh (3,900)
  Sikkim (3,300)
  Uttarakhand (1,400)
  Maharashtra (400)
  Arunachal Pradesh (200)
  Jammu and Kashmir (30)
  Andaman and Nicobar (20)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (121,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 32
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Chhattisgarhi
(19,000)
Bengali
(17,000)
Odia
(13,000)
Maithili
(10,000)
Bhojpuri
(6,500)
Assamese
(3,900)
Nepali
(1,300)
Majhi
(1,300)
Majhwar
(700)
Garhwali
(600)
Kanauji
(500)
Awadhi
(500)
Kurux
(400)
Kumaoni
(300)
Kui
(200)
People Groups Speaking Hindi
Primary Language Hindi (121,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 32
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Chhattisgarhi (19,000)
  Bengali (17,000)
  Odia (13,000)
  Maithili (10,000)
  Bhojpuri (6,500)
  Assamese (3,900)
  Nepali (1,300)
  Majhi (1,300)
  Majhwar (700)
  Garhwali (600)
  Kanauji (500)
  Awadhi (500)
  Kurux (400)
  Kumaoni (300)
  Kui (200)
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
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Hindi Bible stories
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 Fathers 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)
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.03 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.19 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.63 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.14 %
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Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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