Mal (Hindu traditions) in India


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

Subgroups: 14 (10 largest shown)  Show all

Subgroup Name Population
Rajbansi 24,000
Bedia 15,000
Chhatradhari 15,000
Dhalia 15,000
Dhanguria 15,000
Gobra 15,000
Khera 15,000
Paharia 15,000
Raja 15,000
Sapuria 15,000

Introduction

Mal is a shortened form of a Sanskrit phrase that can mean wrestler. The Mals live mainly in the Indian states of Bihar, West Bengal and Jharkhand. They speak Hindi, Bengali, or another language, depending on their location. Most of them are agricultural laborers with no land of their own, although they are also known for being watchmen or gatekeepers.


Ministry Obstacles

The Mal people live in states where there are very few followers of Christ, and they have almost no contact with anyone who has put their faith in the only Savior.


Outreach Ideas

Believers can sponsor cultural events that honor the Mal people with demonstrations of their wrestling abilities, etc. These events can include showings of the JESUS Film and free gospel material.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are few believers among the Mal people. Pray for growth in both numbers and spiritual maturity.


Pray for the Entire People Group

* Pray that the Mal, the "wrestlers," will soon have an opportunity to be confronted by the true and living God. Pray that they, like Jacob, will persevere in faith and find their true purpose as children of God.
* Pray that God gives the Mal dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that the community leaders among them will come to Jesus Christ and lead the others to salvation.
* Pray for Mal believers to disciple others who will in turn disciple others.


Scripture Prayers for the Mal (Hindu traditions) in India.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2017-10-07
Global Prayer Digest: 2020-02-23
People Name General Mal (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Mal (Hindu traditions)
Pronunciation mahl
World Population 1,783,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 35
Alternate Names Malia; Malla; माल (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17424
ROP3 Code 112825
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster South Asia Hindu - other
People Group Mal (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code CNN25
Total Subgroups 14
  Rajbansi 24,000
  Bedia 15,000
  Chhatradhari 15,000
  Dhalia 15,000
  Dhanguria 15,000
  Gobra 15,000
  Khera 15,000
  Paharia 15,000
  Raja 15,000
  Sapuria 15,000
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 20
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Bihar
1,350,000
West Bengal
303,000
Jharkhand
90,000
Odisha
7,800
Uttar Pradesh
1,300
Andaman and Nicobar
1,300
Delhi
800
Chhattisgarh
700
Maharashtra
700
Meghalaya
600
Nagaland
500
Arunachal Pradesh
300
Madhya Pradesh
300
Uttarakhand
100
Karnataka
100
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 20
  Bihar 1,350,000
  West Bengal 303,000
  Jharkhand 90,000
  Odisha 7,800
  Uttar Pradesh 1,300
  Andaman and Nicobar 1,300
  Delhi 800
  Chhattisgarh 700
  Maharashtra 700
  Meghalaya 600
  Nagaland 500
  Arunachal Pradesh 300
  Madhya Pradesh 300
  Uttarakhand 100
  Karnataka 100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (806,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 10
Secondary Languages
Bhojpuri
428,000
Bengali
311,000
Maithili
163,000
Magahi
46,000
Odia
4,300
Angika
2,000
Andaman Creole Hindi
100
Kannada
60
Assamese
Primary Language Hindi (806,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 10
Secondary Languages
  Bhojpuri 428,000
  Bengali 311,000
  Maithili 163,000
  Magahi 46,000
  Odia 4,300
  Angika 2,000
  Andaman Creole Hindi 100
  Kannada 60
  Assamese 10
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
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 Oral Bible stories in Hindi
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (EngSub)
Film / Video Coconuts
Film / Video Creation to Christ
Film / Video Father's Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
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 The Hope Video
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.01 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.99 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source (Representative photo)
Copyrighted © 2020  Isudas  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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