Majhwar in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

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
Population this Country 217,000
Population all Countries 235,000
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 Asia, South
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
64,000
Jharkhand
43,000
Bihar
36,000
Uttar Pradesh
27,000
Odisha
18,000
West Bengal
17,000
Assam
5,800
Sikkim
3,100
Uttarakhand
1,000
Madhya Pradesh
800
Manipur
500
Maharashtra
500
Arunachal Pradesh
300
Jammu and Kashmir
30
Andaman and Nicobar
20
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
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 64,000
  Jharkhand 43,000
  Bihar 36,000
  Uttar Pradesh 27,000
  Odisha 18,000
  West Bengal 17,000
  Assam 5,800
  Sikkim 3,100
  Uttarakhand 1,000
  Madhya Pradesh 800
  Manipur 500
  Maharashtra 500
  Arunachal Pradesh 300
  Jammu and Kashmir 30
  Andaman and Nicobar 20
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (111,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 29
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Bengali
18,000
Chhattisgarhi
17,000
Odia
13,000
Maithili
11,000
Assamese
4,300
Bhojpuri
3,900
Magahi
1,500
Nepali
1,300
Majhi
1,300
Kanauji
1,300
Awadhi
700
Telugu
600
Majhwar
600
Kurux
400
Garhwali
300
Primary Language Hindi (111,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 29
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Bengali 18,000
  Chhattisgarhi 17,000
  Odia 13,000
  Maithili 11,000
  Assamese 4,300
  Bhojpuri 3,900
  Magahi 1,500
  Nepali 1,300
  Majhi 1,300
  Kanauji 1,300
  Awadhi 700
  Telugu 600
  Majhwar 600
  Kurux 400
  Garhwali 300
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  (1835-2012)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, Old Testament
Audio Recordings Online Audio Scripture
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (EngSub)
Film / Video Coconuts
Film / Video Creation to Christ
Film / Video Following Jesus video
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video Love letter to you from scripture
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.09 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.49 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
98.63 %
Islam
0.03 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.42 %
Unknown
0.34 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source (Representative photo)
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Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Karen Hightower  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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