Mallah (Hindu traditions) in India


Population
3,391,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Mallah of Uttar Pradesh usually go by the name of Nishad, which refers to a character from the Hindu myth the Ramayana. Nishad was a boatman in Prayag (Allahabad UP) who ferried Ram, Sita and Laskman across the river. From this tale, the Nishad take pride and consider their occupation as boatmen along the holy Ganga river carrying Hindu devotees as a high calling or holy occupation. They take pride in their heritage, even though they are considered a backward caste.


Where Are they Located?

They live along the major waterways of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They are poor and mostly illiterate. They are involved in boating and some fishing and sometimes in farming. They are strict about marrying within their own caste. The women are not often seen in public, although at times in Hindu pilgrimage areas such as Allahabad or Benares, you will see children and women of this caste selling flowers and incense for river worship purposes.


What Are Their Beliefs?

They are Hindu.


What Are Their Needs?

They have lacks in literacy, education, health and family planning and economic advancement.


Prayer Points

* They are constantly exposed to the rituals of Hinduism due to being located in the 'sacred' regions visited heavily by Hindu devotees and pilgrims. Pray for their minds to be prepared to hear Truth!
* Pray for a breakthrough of the Gospel in their history.
* Pray for new, inventive, powerful outreaches to these people.
* Pray for Gospel presentations through song and drama.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Prayer Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-09-03
Global Prayer Digest: 2015-08-19
People Name General Mallah (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Mallah (Hindu traditions)
Population in India 3,391,000
World Population 3,573,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Gonrhi, Machhua, Machua, Mallar, Mandal, Muriari, Muriyari, Sureha, मल्लाह (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17432
ROP3 Code 112835
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 12
Largest States
Bihar (1,750,000) Uttar Pradesh (1,349,000) Delhi (80,000)
Jharkhand (77,000) West Bengal (75,000) Madhya Pradesh (41,000)
Maharashtra (8,100) Chhattisgarh (3,900) Uttarakhand (3,700)
Tripura (2,000) Andaman and Nicobar (200) Punjab (200)
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 12
Bihar (1,750,000) Uttar Pradesh (1,349,000)
Delhi (80,000) Jharkhand (77,000)
West Bengal (75,000) Madhya Pradesh (41,000)
Maharashtra (8,100) Chhattisgarh (3,900)
Uttarakhand (3,700) Tripura (2,000)
Andaman and Nicobar (200) Punjab (200)
Primary Language: Hindi (2,016,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: hin   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 19
Secondary Languages:
Bhojpuri (832,000) Maithili (151,000) Bengali (75,000)
Angika (50,000) Awadhi (33,000) Kanauji (30,000)
Magahi (20,000) Bagheli (14,000) Bundeli (6,800)
Chhattisgarhi (5,600) Garhwali (1,300) Braj Bhasha (1,200)
Kumaoni (800) Malvi (600) Punjabi, Eastern (500)
Kurux (200) Haryanvi (100) Odia
Primary Language: Hindi (2,016,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 19
Secondary Languages:
Bhojpuri (832,000) Maithili (151,000)
Bengali (75,000) Angika (50,000)
Awadhi (33,000) Kanauji (30,000)
Magahi (20,000) Bagheli (14,000)
Bundeli (6,800) Chhattisgarhi (5,600)
Garhwali (1,300) Braj Bhasha (1,200)
Kumaoni (800) Malvi (600)
Punjabi, Eastern (500) Kurux (200)
Haryanvi (100) Odia (0)
Primary Language: Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1818-2000)
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Possible Print Bibles
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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 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
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source: Gerald Roberts  
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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