Malto in Bangladesh


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Introduction / History

The Malto are one of the tribal groups of India, and a lesser number of them live in Bangladesh. In Bangladesh, their primary language spoken is Mal Paharia, but in India their primary language is Santhali. In total, they speak three languages in Bangladesh and 31 languages in India.


Where Are they Located?

The Malto tribe lives mainly in the Indian states of Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Assam, and Meghalaya.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Malto individuals can be farmers, teachers or politicians. They educate their boys but not their girls. They are not vegetarians and eat wheat and rice as their staple foods.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Hinduism is their religion. Hindus can worship no gods or many gods. Some become "devotees" of a particular one. They do not have a caring or committed relationship with these gods. They believe that at death the soul continues in another life (reincarnation), so eternal salvation is not what they seek. Most Hindus seek to be reincarnated as a member of a higher caste in the next life.


What Are Their Needs?

It is sometimes challenging to be a Hindu in a Muslim land like Bangladesh.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Malto in Bangladesh.

* Pray for the Holy Spirit to give the Malto people teachable and understanding hearts.
* Pray for a strong movement of the Holy Spirit that will bring entire Malto families into a rich experience of God's blessing.
* Pray for Malto families to be drawn by the Holy Spirit to seek forgiveness, and to understand the adequacy of Christ's work on the cross.
* Pray for teams of believers to do sustained, focused prayer for the Lord to open the hearts of Malto family leaders to experience God's blessing through a movement of family-based discovery Bible studies.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malto_people


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Malto
People Name in Country Malto
World Population 227,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Kumarbhag, Mal Paharia, Malpaharia, Malti, मलटो
People ID 17434
ROP3 Code 112837
Country Bangladesh
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 48  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 4
Largest States
Rajshahi
21,000
Sylhet
8,000
Rangpur
4,900
Khulna
1,000
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Bangladesh
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 48  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 4
  Rajshahi 21,000
  Sylhet 8,000
  Rangpur 4,900
  Khulna 1,000
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Mal Paharia (25,000 speakers)
Language Code mkb   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Bengali
5,900
Sylheti
1,300
Primary Language Mal Paharia (25,000 speakers)
Language Code mkb   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Bengali 5,900
  Sylheti 1,300
People Groups Speaking Mal Paharia

Primary Language:  Mal Paharia

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1994)
Bible-New Testament Yes
Bible-Complete Yes  (2018)
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)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Mal Paharia
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
1.88 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
97.43 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.69 %
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
* Religion Values From latest Bangladesh census data.  Current values may differ.