Majhwar in India


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Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
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Subgroups: 2

Subgroup Name Population
Bode 4,100
Patari 400

Introduction / History

Majhwar are considered an important tribe. They are also called Manjhi which means "headman of a tribal sub division," and Madhya meaning, "in the center." It is thought that Majhwar people originated from the tribes of the Gond, Mundas and Kawars.


Where Are they Located?

Majhwar people are located in the states of Madhya Pradesh, in some regions of Chhattisgath and Uttar Pradesh.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Festivals are important in Majhwar culture. Majhwar tribes are involved in agriculture and livestock production, and some are laborers.

Majhwar are a low status caste. They normally marry within the group, but with partners from clans other than their own. Marriage to a partner within the same clan is not allowed.


What Are Their Beliefs?

They are Hindus and worship most of the Hindu gods such as Shiva, Vishnu and Rama, and they also worship their family, and tribal gods. They have customs similar to other local groups.

The Bhainsa clan regard the buffalo as holy. 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 offense.

Majhwar people observe birth and death rituals, and celebrate the Karma festival.


What Are Their Needs?

Bible resources are available in the Hindi language which they speak. However, anti-conversion laws in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgath which will make access more difficult, but not for Almighty God.

Majhwar people are an unreached people group who do not know their Creator God who loves them, and has made provision for them to live eternally with Him. Who will tell them?


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Majhwar in India.

* Pray that key Majhwar people will become interesrted in the JESUS Film, recordings, and written materials that may be exposed to them by faithful servants.
* Pray that God will raise up Indian churches to boldy and lovingly evangelize Majhwar people.
* Pray for a disciple making movement to emerge among them.


References

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


Profile Source:   Karen Hightower  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-08-05
People Name General Majhwar
People Name in Country Majhwar
World Population 204,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 4
Alternate Names Hangie, Maji, Manjhi, मझवार
People ID 17417
ROP3 Code 112818
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 15
Largest States
Chhattisgarh
55,000
Jharkhand
36,000
Bihar
31,000
Uttar Pradesh
26,000
Odisha
15,000
West Bengal
14,000
Assam
4,900
Sikkim
3,300
Uttarakhand
1,400
Madhya Pradesh
700
Manipur
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
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 15
  Chhattisgarh 55,000
  Jharkhand 36,000
  Bihar 31,000
  Uttar Pradesh 26,000
  Odisha 15,000
  West Bengal 14,000
  Assam 4,900
  Sikkim 3,300
  Uttarakhand 1,400
  Madhya Pradesh 700
  Manipur 400
  Maharashtra 400
  Arunachal Pradesh 200
  Jammu and Kashmir 30
  Andaman and Nicobar 20
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (112,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 29
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Bengali
17,000
Chhattisgarhi
17,000
Odia
13,000
Maithili
11,000
Bhojpuri
6,600
Assamese
4,300
Magahi
1,500
Nepali
1,400
Majhi
1,300
Telugu
600
Majhwar
600
Garhwali
600
Kanauji
500
Awadhi
500
Kurux
400
Primary Language Hindi (112,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 29
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Bengali 17,000
  Chhattisgarhi 17,000
  Odia 13,000
  Maithili 11,000
  Bhojpuri 6,600
  Assamese 4,300
  Magahi 1,500
  Nepali 1,400
  Majhi 1,300
  Telugu 600
  Majhwar 600
  Garhwali 600
  Kanauji 500
  Awadhi 500
  Kurux 400
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
0.07 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.48 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
98.62 %
Islam
0.03 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.46 %
Unknown
0.34 %
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2019  Isudas  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Karen Hightower  
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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