Malto in India


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Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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Introduction / History

The Kumarbhag Pahariya live in Bihar. They speak Malto among themselves and Hindi and read and write in Devanagari. They are not vegetarians and eat wheat and rice as cereals.

The Kumarbhag have rituals. Divorce and marrying again are allowed. The dead are cremated. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property with the oldest son becoming in charge of the home.

The Kumarbhag work in cultivation and other work. Some are teachers and politicians. Hinduism is their religion. Boys are educated but girls are not. They use traditional and modern medicines.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Malto in India.

* Pray that gospel materials will lead them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that God will give them dreams and visions leading them to salvation.


References

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Malto
People Name in Country Malto
World Population 227,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 2
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Kumarbhag; Mal Paharia; Malpaharia; Malti; मलटो
People ID 17434
ROP3 Code 112837
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 10
Largest States
Jharkhand
138,000
West Bengal
45,000
Assam
6,200
Bihar
2,300
Odisha
200
Meghalaya
100
Chhattisgarh
80
Arunachal Pradesh
60
Andaman and Nicobar
60
Tripura
50
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 10
  Jharkhand 138,000
  West Bengal 45,000
  Assam 6,200
  Bihar 2,300
  Odisha 200
  Meghalaya 100
  Chhattisgarh 80
  Arunachal Pradesh 60
  Andaman and Nicobar 60
  Tripura 50
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Santhali (103,000 speakers)
Language Code sat   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 30
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Bengali
44,000
Hindi
28,000
Mal Paharia
7,400
Assamese
2,000
Munda
900
Maithili
600
Kurux
500
Sadri
500
Ho
300
Odia
200
Nepali
200
Kharia
200
Mundari
100
Gujarati
100
Marathi
100
Primary Language Santhali (103,000 speakers)
Language Code sat   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 30
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Bengali 44,000
  Hindi 28,000
  Mal Paharia 7,400
  Assamese 2,000
  Munda 900
  Maithili 600
  Kurux 500
  Sadri 500
  Ho 300
  Odia 200
  Nepali 200
  Kharia 200
  Mundari 100
  Gujarati 100
  Marathi 100
People Groups Speaking Santhali

Primary Language:  Santhali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1868-1989)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1887-1962)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1914-2005)
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 Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Enlightened Heart
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Santhali
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Santali
Text / Printed Matter Jesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.05 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
14.11 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
83.40 %
Islam
0.32 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.02 %
Unknown
2.11 %
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.