Majhwar in India


Population
187,000
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 187,000
World Population 203,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 3
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
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 15
Largest States
Chhattisgarh
55,000
Jharkhand
35,000
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
1,000
Maharashtra
400
Arunachal Pradesh
200
Manipur
100
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 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 15
  Chhattisgarh 55,000
  Jharkhand 35,000
  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 1,000
  Maharashtra 400
  Arunachal Pradesh 200
  Manipur 100
  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 22
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Chhattisgarhi
17,000
Bengali
16,000
Odia
13,000
Maithili
11,000
Bhojpuri
6,600
Assamese
4,300
Magahi
1,400
Nepali
1,400
Majhi
1,300
Majhwar
600
Garhwali
600
Telugu
500
Kanauji
500
Awadhi
500
Kurux
400
Other People Groups Speaking Hindi
Primary Language Hindi (112,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 22
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Chhattisgarhi 17,000
  Bengali 16,000
  Odia 13,000
  Maithili 11,000
  Bhojpuri 6,600
  Assamese 4,300
  Magahi 1,400
  Nepali 1,400
  Majhi 1,300
  Majhwar 600
  Garhwali 600
  Telugu 500
  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
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Gospel Go 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 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)
Film / Video The Final Prodigal (Indigitube.tv)
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.04 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.42 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
98.87 %
Islam
0.05 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.46 %
Unknown
0.16 %
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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 latest India census data.  Current values may differ.




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