Malto in India


Population
188,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

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

* 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
Population in India 188,000
World Population 224,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 3
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Kumarbhag, Mal Paharia, Malpaharia, Malti, मलटो
People ID 17434
ROP3 Code 112837
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 10
Largest States
Jharkhand
135,000
West Bengal
44,000
Assam
5,600
Bihar
2,200
Odisha
200
Chhattisgarh
80
Andaman and Nicobar
50
Tripura
40
Arunachal Pradesh
40
Meghalaya
30
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 10
  Jharkhand 135,000
  West Bengal 44,000
  Assam 5,600
  Bihar 2,200
  Odisha 200
  Chhattisgarh 80
  Andaman and Nicobar 50
  Tripura 40
  Arunachal Pradesh 40
  Meghalaya 30
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Santhali (103,000 speakers)
Language Code sat   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 24
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Bengali
44,000
Hindi
30,000
Mal Paharia
7,200
Assamese
1,800
Munda
900
Kurux
500
Sadri
500
Ho
300
Maithili
300
Nepali
200
Odia
200
Kharia
200
Gujarati
100
Mundari
100
Marathi
100
Other People Groups Speaking Santhali
Primary Language Santhali (103,000 speakers)
Language Code sat   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 24
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Bengali 44,000
  Hindi 30,000
  Mal Paharia 7,200
  Assamese 1,800
  Munda 900
  Kurux 500
  Sadri 500
  Ho 300
  Maithili 300
  Nepali 200
  Odia 200
  Kharia 200
  Gujarati 100
  Mundari 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 National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go 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 (Indigitube.tv)
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 World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.02 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
3.50 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
91.26 %
Islam
0.31 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.06 %
Unknown
4.85 %
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.




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