Mallah (Hindu traditions) in India


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Subgroups: 17 (10 largest shown)  Show all

Subgroup Name Population
Guria 106,000
Khulwant 106,000
Pandobi 106,000
Parbatikuria 106,000
Semaria 106,000
Sorahiya 104,000
Bathma 73,000
Agarwal 68,000
Banpar 43,000
Bin 43,000

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 Needs?

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


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Mallah (Hindu traditions) in India.

* 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  

Additional Info
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)
World Population 3,470,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 66
Alternate Names Gonrhi, Machhua, Machua, Mallar, Mandal, Muriari, Muriyari, Sureha, मल्लाह (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17432
ROP3 Code 112835
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster South Asia Hindu - Other
People Group Mallah (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code CNN25c
Total Subgroups 17 (only 15 largest shown)
  Guria 106,000
  Khulwant 106,000
  Pandobi 106,000
  Parbatikuria 106,000
  Semaria 106,000
  Sorahiya 104,000
  Bathma 73,000
  Agarwal 68,000
  Banpar 43,000
  Bin 43,000
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 12
Largest States
Bihar
1,682,000
Uttar Pradesh
1,350,000
Delhi
80,000
Jharkhand
71,000
West Bengal
51,000
Madhya Pradesh
41,000
Maharashtra
7,900
Chhattisgarh
3,800
Uttarakhand
3,600
Tripura
2,000
Punjab
1,100
Andaman and Nicobar
200
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 12
  Bihar 1,682,000
  Uttar Pradesh 1,350,000
  Delhi 80,000
  Jharkhand 71,000
  West Bengal 51,000
  Madhya Pradesh 41,000
  Maharashtra 7,900
  Chhattisgarh 3,800
  Uttarakhand 3,600
  Tripura 2,000
  Punjab 1,100
  Andaman and Nicobar 200
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (1,951,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 19
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Bhojpuri
861,000
Maithili
204,000
Bengali
60,000
Angika
50,000
Awadhi
33,000
Kanauji
31,000
Magahi
27,000
Bagheli
14,000
Bundeli
11,000
Chhattisgarhi
4,900
Braj Bhasha
1,900
Garhwali
1,300
Marathi
1,200
Kumaoni
800
Malvi
600
Primary Language Hindi (1,951,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 19
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Bhojpuri 861,000
  Maithili 204,000
  Bengali 60,000
  Angika 50,000
  Awadhi 33,000
  Kanauji 31,000
  Magahi 27,000
  Bagheli 14,000
  Bundeli 11,000
  Chhattisgarhi 4,900
  Braj Bhasha 1,900
  Garhwali 1,300
  Marathi 1,200
  Kumaoni 800
  Malvi 600
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 (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 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
General God's Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.01 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.98 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.01 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Gerald Roberts 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.